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APA Style 6th Ed.: In-Text Citations, Quotations, and Plagiarism

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This video will show you how to set up your paper following correct APA Style guidelines in Microsoft Word 2010 for PC. This specific video focuses on using parenthetical and in-text citations, quotations, and how to properly credit authors to avoid plagiarism. The steps should be very similar on every version of Word since 2007 for PC. On Word for Mac, I believe the steps are the same, but the interface is different. For how to make a Title Page and Running Head: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKWKswH29kM For how to make a Reference List: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Yv--VVS9Zw For more information about APA Style, pick up the latest version of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, or browse through the resources at the Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/
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theach8, M.D. (7 days ago)
I came here looking for how to cite a paraphrase. You spoke about how we should use quotations sparingly so then Paraphrase is better but the question is how differently do you cite a paraphrase?
Sharonda Oberlton (13 days ago)
So helpful, thank you so much!!
Sam (2 months ago)
yay
a morse (4 months ago)
This was very helpful.
Daniel Anderson (6 months ago)
you should make a for dummies book for this shit
Suzie Taboh (6 months ago)
Thanks Samuel
Laura Trujillo (7 months ago)
you saved my live! good explanations
truHipHopTv (7 months ago)
what if its wikipidia
Samuel Forlenza (6 months ago)
Same as citing any other website.
Shadi Zarghami (8 months ago)
Thank you so much for such a great video . English is my second language and when i was working on my paper i was freaking out on how to the APA style and do the in text citation and when i saw your video I feel so much confident about including those citation in my paper .
donyamalak lolo (10 months ago)
APA go to hell lol thanks this really helps
Renku07 (11 months ago)
Thank you for sharing your knowledge with us over Youtube. I had forgotten how to do this but your video has reminded me how to do it.
Naomi Giovannelli (11 months ago)
does anybody know how to do this for a WEBSITE source? Not a book, and there are not authors.
Jerry and Malia (11 months ago)
I searched websites for about 3 minutes and finally said, YouTube never lets me down lets go there and sure enough you were the first video and answered my question in the first 50 seconds. Bless you sir.
dc Grant (1 year ago)
Tears of joy!
Thank you!
Ginny Petatan (1 year ago)
What if the article doesn't have a date on it? Its a website. Thank you
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
You can use "n.d." for "no date."
Loong Zhen Lin (1 year ago)
Your vid doesn't really help how sad :(
cgriff2711 (1 year ago)
Next time you make a video can you chug a gallon of water or something so you don't click your young every time you open your mouth
carla goncalves (1 year ago)
Thank you
Kimberly Legeard (1 year ago)
Excellent--thank you. This is the best in-text citation video I've seen. Appreciated!
Mark W. Tinsley (1 year ago)
Thank you for that information. I appreciate that so much and I would like that link that you have for Purdue English.
Jay Will6 (1 year ago)
what if I'm reading an article and I want to quote someone in which the person who published the article quoted another person's words?
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
IIRC, you can write something like, "text text text (citation, as cited by citation)." First citation is the information, second citation is the person who quoted them.
JaGuaR (1 year ago)
Very helpful, thank you!
Rethink Dine' Power (1 year ago)
Thank you, you saved me ! Very Easy to follow, Straight forward and Informative.
Christian Ramirez (1 year ago)
THANKS!
Stephanie Sasakamoose (1 year ago)
Thank you tons, by far the most helpful by far. I often use Owl purdue, so it was reassuring to see that you refer to it also.
tonya reynolds (1 year ago)
thank you very much it was very interesting to know that.
Joseph's Travel Life (1 year ago)
This was helpful, I hate writing so much but get me on a video project Ill make get an A in less than a day.
Lars Canayon (1 year ago)
thank you, it really helped me a lot on my research papers..God bless!
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
Glad to help!
John Hansen (1 year ago)
If you were citing a photograph, would you site the photographer or the people in the photograph? And what if the photographer's name isn't listed?
Samuel Forlenza (1 year ago)
http://www.bibme.org/citation-guide/apa/photograph This page should have your answer to the first question. If you don't know the photographer's name, leave that part of the reference blank.
Jonathan Ayala (2 years ago)
What if the article I used doesn't provide an author's name? What should I do for my in-text citation?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Journal articles should always have an author. If it's a web page, you can just eliminate the author section and make the title the first thing listed. If it's a report from an organization, you would use the organization's name in place of the author.
Hanna Bee (2 years ago)
Thank God for this!!!!
Obey Silence (7 months ago)
No problem.
Almanbet Sherov (2 years ago)
So, is there a need to write references in the end of the paper?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Yes of course! Anything that is cited in-text needs a full reference at the end in a reference list. The in-text citation is just letting your readers know where the information came from, and the reference list contains all of the information from that reference. I have another video that focuses on reference lists if you need it.
VegitoAttacks (2 years ago)
There is no publication date on my website so can I use the copyright date instead?
VegitoAttacks (2 years ago)
Samuel Forlenza Thanks :)
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Yeah I think that's fine.
Mini T (2 years ago)
would if the information I wrote came from multiple websites -how do I give credit? Also, how do I give credit for websites that have no author but thank other authors on the bottom of the page, like info from American Psychological Assoc? Thanks
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
If the information comes from multiple websites, you want to give credit to each website by the information that came from that website. Within the same parenthetical citation, you can give credit to multiple sources, but separate them with a semi-colon. Not sure I can answer your second question without seeing an example. Talk to your instructors about that so you can show them exactly what is on the page.
longviewmiddle (2 years ago)
This was really helpful. Thanks so much!!
Ashlika c (2 years ago)
Do you not put the page #? for example (berry & Kohn's, 2013, p. 45). or is that only for direct quotes?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Page numbers in in-text citations is only for direct quotes. See 4:22
Teri Pruitt (2 years ago)
What I would like to clarify is when must you cite within text? If requested to research a topic, you read three pieces of literature. Let's say a textbook, a website and a journal article. Then when you write your paper, the information in your paper is obviously what you learned, should this be cited?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
The rule of thumb I tell students is this: when it doubt, provide a citation. To explain, when the source of the information is not you, you should cite it. In your example, whenever you write information that comes from the journal article, that should be cited as being from the journal article. Ditto for the textbook and website. Full references will go at the end of the document so readers can follow-up if they are curious and as a way for you to show where your information is coming from. NOT doing this means you are using someone else's information, but giving readers the impression it is on your own, which opens you up to a charge of plagiarism. So when in doubt, cite your source.
Jeff Phila (2 years ago)
Are these the same rules in the 6th Edition APA?
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Yes, this video is based off the most recent edition, which is the 6th.
Crayon Jambe (2 years ago)
so we only mention the author's name, not even the name of the article???
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
Correct. No need to cite article name or journal title or any of that in the body of the paper. Just authors and year of publication, and page numbers if quoting. All that other stuff goes in the reference list.
One Soul (2 years ago)
You should do a Chicago style
Sidahmed ZIANE (2 years ago)
thank you so much, very helpful lesson, precise and clear
n nance (2 years ago)
i am very confused. if the book i am reading cites something and i want to use that sentence/quote do i reference that reference or the author of the book
Layla Bahri (1 year ago)
How can we do that with Microsoft word? I mean how can we add "as cited in" !! Thank you
Samuel Forlenza (2 years ago)
+nathan nance Technically, you should go find the source that the book is citing, read that, then cite the original source. If that's not possible for whatever reason, you would do something like this: text text text (Author & Author, 2000, as cited by Author & Author, 2016).
Mwansa Chikoti (2 years ago)
thank you.. god bless
Baudshah Suleymon (2 years ago)
Thanks doood
Kevin B (2 years ago)
Thank you for the information.  It was very helpful.
Kese K (2 years ago)
+Kevin Brassaw lowery
Hali Harper (3 years ago)
how do you cite a source in your paper without an author??
Samuel Forlenza (3 years ago)
+Hali Harper I believe other comments address this.
Tina Kozma (3 years ago)
Thank you for this video! It has been the MOST helpful video I have found!!!
iMaNTiSl (3 years ago)
Shouldn't you list the page number as well of the book/ebook , article or PDF you're citing?
J Wild (3 years ago)
What happens if you have no authors? Because you have website resources and you cannot seem to find any authors but sometimes a sponsor?
Exploration D20 (5 days ago)
What helped me was I put the month an year an it counted it
madcityy (3 years ago)
Your video is by far the best one I've seen in explaining how to cite with APA. Thanks.
shinkoo (3 years ago)
What happen if the source don't have an author or year?
Samuel Forlenza (3 years ago)
+shinkoo You can do n.d. for "no date" and put the name of the organization or site for the author.
Sherri Taylor (3 years ago)
Thank you for the APA Format:
Kese K (2 years ago)
+Sweta chinaray Waassup
raymond au (3 years ago)
thanks bro I'm not to savvy but it helped. 
Samuel Medina (3 years ago)
where do you put the quotations?
Samuel Medina (3 years ago)
+Samuel Forlenza I'm trying but direct quotes work best to fill up word counts. Do the quotation marks go-  "quote" (citation). or "quote (citation)."
Samuel Forlenza (3 years ago)
Assuming you're talking about quotation marks, they go around the text that you are quoting. In general, quotations can be used anywhere in a paper, but I'd suggest avoiding them. Put as many things into your own words as possible (while still citing the authors, of course), but if there's no other way to paraphrase it, then use a quote.
BellaD Ali (4 years ago)
THANK YOU 
Laura Fudge (4 years ago)
is there a way to cite a website @samuel forlenza
Sonymis1 (4 years ago)
You're awesome!!!  That was extremely helpful.  Thank you so much!!
Samuel Forlenza (4 years ago)
@ G Dub If you're citing previously published work, you can cite it as you would any other reference.
G DUB (4 years ago)
How do you cite yourself as a source?
Angelyn Andrews (3 years ago)
You don't need to. You only reference unoriginal information.
Shaun W (4 years ago)
You're awesome!
Tsu Mua (4 years ago)
my grad school career thanks you

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