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APA In-text Citations (6th Edition)

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This is an updated version of a previous tutorial on how to use APA style in-text citations (6th edition). It also briefly explains plagiarism issues and how to avoid them.
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Mighty Clementine (2 years ago)
I could hug you! Thank you so much! I just started grad school and I had no idea how to do this... now I do!
M.A. Scott (2 years ago)
Awesome! Good luck with your studies :-)
Pogiso Sehume (1 month ago)
Professor Mary Anne what about two authors who wrote a scholarly research paper and you cite them do you need both of them or do you use one and add etel
M.A. Scott (1 month ago)
Pogiso Sehume for 2 authors, you cite them both. Here is an excellent quick guide: https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/in_text_citations_author_authors.html.
Michael Dover (1 month ago)
Very effective video for student use!
Roberto Pacheco (2 months ago)
Thank you very much, this is very helpful for me !
Debpraj Tirmer (2 months ago)
Thanks so much.
Evaldas Jablonskis (2 months ago)
Very useful but had to mute the video and turn on the subtitles cuz its super irritating when you swallow saliva that loudly bruh don't do that in the future
Em ail (2 months ago)
Beautiful introduction to this complex material
Jaime Arre (3 months ago)
Excellent material! I was lucky enough to learn this for my English II, and especially English III and IV AP/dual enrollment courses back in HS. We scratched the surface on all styles in II, then spent the entire year on specific styles especially MLA, AMA, and APA our junior year. We really dug in deep that third year. The reason was simple we would use it the following year for English IV Dual Enrollment. That course is essentially comp I at University of Texas RGV. There we applied what we learned sophomore and junior years for college credit our. I know, however, that this is the exception and not the rule hence why that high school is within the top 10 nationally in the US. Later, once I started undergrad and then now during my graduate studies I appreciate the value of this early introduction and education on this! We only had AP classes back in HS with the exception of freshmen year which is all Pre-AP. It’s sad that many students don’t see this until they begin college, university or even grad school!
Feroz Tughlaq (3 months ago)
you are a nice bunny from Albany state.. thanks
nathan bunnell (4 months ago)
I'm getting ready to start my graduate studies. Thank for the review.
Cherrice Akins (4 months ago)
Thank you soooo much!!!.........I sooo much appreciate this!!!
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janel mays (5 months ago)
This is a great video, but the information provided at 8:18 is incorrect. APA only uses past or past perfect tenses. It does not use present tense.
M.A. Scott (5 months ago)
Thanks so much for that sharp eye, Janel. In general, APA uses the past tense. I created this video for our general university audience and some of this depends upon the purpose of the paper and the desires of the professor. If it is not an applied research paper, many professors treat it as any other discussion of literature, which calls for the present tense when talking about the implications/claims/conclusions. That said, if you look at the APA manual, you will see a section on "smoothness of expression". In general, when talking about how a study was conducted, you use the past tense or the present perfect (e.g. "researchers have shown"). However, when you discuss the implications of the results/study and conclusions, you typically use the present tense. I should probably add a more definitive caveat here. Thanks for the input! :)
Emily Amunyela (6 months ago)
Is it possible to make a you tube video as a reference list or citation for academic writing?
M.A. Scott (6 months ago)
Emily Amunyela I’m not sure what you mean? If you mean you want to create a YouTube video that lists your academic sources, that would depend entirely on your professor/audience. If you mean can you cite a YouTube video, the answer is yes. You can check out www.apastyle.org/learn/quick-guide-on-references.aspx for more information.
DebbieC96 (7 months ago)
Thank you.
Susan Bruce (8 months ago)
What if you wanted this video as a citation ? YouTube I mean
M.A. Scott (8 months ago)
Susan Bruce http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/10/how-to-create-a-reference-for-a-youtube-video.html
rexy (10 months ago)
Thanks! But how about in-text citation of electronic sources like e-mails, and websites???
M.A. Scott (10 months ago)
You can find some links to more information like that here: https://sites.google.com/site/mascottediting/home/tutorials/apa-tutorials/apa-style-basics/apa-additional-documentation-questions
Saran Kaur (1 year ago)
Thank u so much. Well explained
MeMe Cowans (1 year ago)
Every grad school program needs to make this video a part of required videos. Absolutely amazing. I wish I would have seen this months ago!
Stu Kimoto (1 year ago)
Shouldn't the signal verbs be in the past tense or present perfect?
M.A. Scott (1 year ago)
It depends on the information you are providing. If you are talking about what the article says (or what the authors conclude or argue), you use the present tense. If you are referring to specific actions in the past, like how the research was conducted, you use the past tense. Some Ph.D. programs or journals have more specific preferences, however.
Hazi (1 year ago)
Thanks for putting this together, i am using it in two of my classes. Nicely done!
Rayan Rafea (1 year ago)
Great effort. This video was very helpful for me, thank you.
Amanpreet Khurana (1 year ago)
This is awesome, i am sharing your link with my MBA class. Would you please make another video on how to write References page.
M.A. Scott (1 year ago)
That's wonderful! Thanks! I have a video about building a reference page here:  https://youtu.be/UZ3XTSKJeX0   This should cover the basics.
ekene paschal (1 year ago)
Your video really helped me a lot. Thank you so much.
John Addo (1 year ago)
I am sure this is very helpful to everyone who is doing this course and other courses in every educational levels. John Addo
John Addo (1 year ago)
It is very helpful, because I was very confuse at first how to use the APA citation but I think I can my best on my writing papers. John Addo
Jaynean Mosby (1 year ago)
Wow, why wasn't I taught this in high school? It's slightly confusing to me, but sometimes I have to watch something over and over to catch on. However this was very informative. Thank you.
kimberly gonzales (1 year ago)
I knew this was going to be good one when the south park kids showed up, thank you!
Ava Mohney (1 year ago)
So grate
Muhammad Asif (1 year ago)
It is an excellent video.
Paul Gould (1 year ago)
As a professor, I think this is a wonderful explanation of why and how we use in-text citations. Thank you for putting this presentation together!
M.A. Scott (1 year ago)
Awesome! Thanks for sharing that!
Kal Manna (1 year ago)
Wow, thank you!
this is awesome very helpful
Jillian Walker (1 year ago)
this was very informative and easy to follow
jeffery gresham (1 year ago)
You helped me out very good
BMF J (1 year ago)
You have such a pleasant speaking voice, I can listen to you all day. Thank you for the great video :)
Eddie Hodges (1 year ago)
Bravo!  Bravisimo!  I (Eddie Hodges) would like to say, " Your tutorial is AWESOME".  It's well explained.  Thank you, much!  Eddie Hodges/ Philadelphia, PA  USA
M.A. Scott (1 year ago)
Thank you so much! I'm so glad it is helpful. :-)
Sarkhe Yahya (1 year ago)
thank so mush for who published this video
Sarkhe Yahya (1 year ago)
Great research for my starting
hksarangzai (1 year ago)
can any correct my reference  in apa format
hksarangzai (1 year ago)
how to change from one style to apa
Helen Clements (1 year ago)
I'm definitely passing your link along! This makes sense for both undergrads and graduate students. Thank you for a real contribution to good writing.
M.A. Scott (1 year ago)
Thanks so much!
S B (1 year ago)
confused about intext citation if there is no author. Purdue owl says to use the title of the article instead, but a teacher told me to use the name of the source. Ie: if the URL was www.livestrong.com , then the intext would look something (Livestrong, 2010, p.2). Can someone clarify if it's the article title or name of the source should be used if there is no author? or is it just a preference?
M.A. Scott (1 year ago)
That one is a little trickier because an organization is the author rather than a person. You should still find a title for that page to cite as the article title. I would follow your teacher's advice. If you look at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/03/ under the "unknown author" and "organization as author" guidelines, it should make more sense. If you are not sure about a website's status as a source, check out this other video about vetting web sources: https://youtu.be/_s1CJ0NYQ8U
James Wilson Miranzi (2 years ago)
The totorials provided by Albany State University are very helpful.I r them.
Beautiful piece
Tiffani B (2 years ago)
I appreciate this information.
Lacy George (2 years ago)
Thank you very much. This has been extremely helpful.
Dan Groff (2 years ago)
This is the best short description of writing in APA I have ever seen. I teach Criminal Justice and require my students to write in APA so they can get used to showing support for and documentation of their arguments or thesis. If you teach and require APA, I would highly recommend you post a link to this video in your syllabus. Thank you M.A. Scott!
Shoanzy Khan (2 years ago)
very nice and helpful explanation.Thanks!
Candace Murray (2 years ago)
Thank you so much for posting this information. I am learning to write in APA style. I will save and refer back to this video. Your voice is very comforting. I like the way you have broken down the information in such a way; it is very easy to understand. Thanks again.
griffin d (2 years ago)
Thank you for this help! really refreshed my mind on the format!!
Camilookb (2 years ago)
Thank you, I really needed this quick refresher since I have been out of school for 6 years and I'm now returning to pursue my masters.
Kathleen Fitzgerald (2 years ago)
Great source for my beginning and continuing graduate students! Thanks!

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