How to Format Long Tables in APA: Do We Repeat the Column Headers, Table Title, or Both?

Question & AnswerIn the previous APA manual, the guidelines for table titles in long tables that continue onto multiple pages was clear: Repeat the column headers on each page but do not repeat the table title.

In the 6th edition of the APA manual, the guideline is Continue reading How to Format Long Tables in APA: Do We Repeat the Column Headers, Table Title, or Both?

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

Using the Dictionary in APA, Chicago, & Other Academic Writing

Did your parents ever tell you to go look up a word in the dictionary? Mine did (figures I’d end up in a career driven by language and writing). What a lot of people don’t realize is that you can get the answers to many of your questions from the good old dictionary.  Or maybe I should call it the good new dictionary, now that you can access words immediately online. No more excuses for me!

So, here are some very practical uses for Continue reading Using the Dictionary in APA, Chicago, & Other Academic Writing

Common Mistakes With APA Headings

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This post shows a visual of the standard APA heading styles in APA 6th edition and describes three common mistakes with heading styles and heading usage in general. The basic styles and three most common mistakes are Continue reading Common Mistakes With APA Headings

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