Cite a Whole Paragraph in APA 6th Edition

Paragraph Quote ImageStudents often wonder how they can cite an entire paragraph from the same source. The issue comes up frequently for theses and dissertations because students are required to really expand on the literature. The issue can also come up in books because entire paragraphs are often dedicated to ideas or data from one source. APA citations can become quite tricky in these situations.

Here is a guide on common mistakes and ways to avoid them (within APA’s rules).

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How to Properly Break Long Web Addresses (URLs) in APA References Lists

StumpedSo this is something that we all inevitably run into. You add a citation of an electronic source into your references list. When you add in the url, it leaves a huge white gap on the line above it.  An example might look like this:

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How to Cite a Web Page With No Date, No Author, & No Page Number

Cite an article or content from a Web site with no author or page number

This is definitely a confusing issue, and I think that the APA Manual could do much better with examples for citing content on a web page (the closest example is probably section 7.02, example 30 in the 6th edition). The following video and examples show how to cite information from an article or other electronic content that has no author or date. Continue reading How to Cite a Web Page With No Date, No Author, & No Page Number

How to Cite Personal Communications in APA 6th Edition

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How to Cite Pseudonyms, Participant ID Numbers, & Personal Communications in APA 6th Edition

Any time you mention information that you obtained through an interview or conversation in person, via e-mail, on the phone, or in some other way, you have to cite this in the text of your document. Such citations should not be included in your references list.

This post shows the basic form, five common mistakes, and also how to handle participant pseudonyms and identification numbers. First, here is the basic Continue reading How to Cite Personal Communications in APA 6th Edition