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Format & Generate Citations – APA, MLA, & Chicago. How to Cite the U.S. Constitution in APA Style. By Chelsea Lee “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union....”

How to Cite the U.S. Constitution in APA Style

—U.S. Constitution, pmbl. Those immortal words open the U.S. Constitution. First, if you simply want to make passing reference to the U.S. Comparing MLA and APA: Citing Resources. By David Becker Last week, we touched on the general differences between MLA and APA styles.

Comparing MLA and APA: Citing Resources

Today, I talk about what is probably the biggest difference between the two styles: how to cite resources. These divergent rules can make transitioning from one style to the other a frustrating process, particularly for students. A few style errors can mean the difference between an A and a B on a paper. As an English major who only used MLA Style in school, learned APA Style for my job, and then relearned MLA Style for a few online courses, I can personally attest to the difficulty of mentally juggling two sets of style rules. Despite their differences, the APA and MLA citation systems have the same overall function in a research paper—sources are acknowledged via in-text citations, each of which corresponds to an entry in an alphabetical list of works at the end of the paper, referred to as “Works Cited” in MLA Style and “References” in APA Style.

How do you reference a web page that lists no author? When there is no author for a web page, the title moves to the first position of the reference entry: Example: All 33 Chile miners freed in flawless rescue. (2010, October 13).

How do you reference a web page that lists no author?

Retrieved from Cite in text the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year. Use double quotation marks around the title or abbreviated title.: ("All 33 Chile Miners," 2010). How to cite something you found on a website in apa style table 1. The%20Parts%20of%20an%20APA%20Citation. APA Formatting and Style Guide. Summary: APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences.

APA Formatting and Style Guide

This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). Contributors:Joshua M. How to Cite a Government Site Without an Author in APA Format. How to cite a dictionary in APA. Click here to automatically cite a dictionary.

How to cite a dictionary in APA

How to Cite the U.S. Constitution in APA Style. APACheatSheet. OWL. Contributors:Joshua M.


Paiz, Elizabeth Angeli, Jodi Wagner, Elena Lawrick, Kristen Moore, Michael Anderson, Lars Soderlund, Allen Brizee, Russell Keck.Summary: Setting up the References Page. Setting Up Page 2. Setting up the APA Title Page. Research and Citation. If you are having trouble locating a specific resource please visit the search page or the Site Map.

Research and Citation

Conducting Research These OWL resources will help you conduct research using primary source methods, such as interviews and observations, and secondary source methods, such as books, journals, and the Internet. This area also includes materials on evaluating research sources. Using Research These OWL resources will help you use the research you have conducted in your documents. APA Style These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the American Psychological Association (APA) citation and format style. MLA Style These OWL resources will help you learn how to use the Modern Language Association (MLA) citation and format style. Chicago Manual of Style This section contains information on the Chicago Manual of Style method of document formatting and citation. How to Cite Multiple Pages From the Same Website.

By Timothy McAdoo Sometimes one's research relies on a very narrow thread of the World Wide Web.

How to Cite Multiple Pages From the Same Website

What do I mean? We are sometimes asked how to cite multiple web pages from the same website. “Can’t I just cite the entire website?” Our efficiency-minded readers ask. But, if you quote or paraphrase information from individual pages on a website, create a unique reference for each one. Let’s look at an example: Say you are writing a paper about Division 47 (Exercise and Sport Psychology) of the American Psychological Association (APA). It may seems a little unusual to have so many similar references, but in the context of this research topic, it makes perfect sense. In-Text Citations. How to Cite an Online Associated Press Article. The Associated Press is an international news association that writes and sells content to newspapers around the globe.

How to Cite an Online Associated Press Article

Usually, when an article has originated from the Associated Press, it is simply credited to the organization instead of to a specific author. This means that associated press articles accessed online should list "Associated Press" as the author. The American Psychological Association (APA), Modern Language Association (MLA) and Chicago Manual of Style all call for slightly different formats for the citation of online newspaper articles. Step 1 Format your citation in the following manner if you are using MLA style: Author. Step 2. Cite This For Me: Harvard, APA, MLA Reference Generator.