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Top APA 7th ed. Quick Tips

Sample papers from the publication manual courtesy of: APA student paper  APA Style Sample Papers (last updated May 2021)



OWL Writing Lab and APA Style websites

Purdue Online Writing Lab - APA Help The OWL at Purdue is a fantastic site that covers everything related to APA style and formatting

APA Style site is the definitive source for your APA formatting questions.  The Sample paper templates by paper type are available as downloadable word templates. 


Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

A DOI (digital object identifier) is a unique number used to identify content and provide a link to the journal article on the internet.  If DOI's are included with your journal article, you should include them as its web address.  Here's an example of a DOI:  The APA Blog has a flowchart. APA DOI and URL Flowchart  Database information in reference lists is seldom used, because your reader will have various ways to access  the article, such as college library subscriptions through EBSCOhost and ProQuest. For a more in depth explanation, see the APA Style to Database Information in References  URLs are only included if the article is found in databases with original, proprietary content and works of limited circulation (like Up to Date or a Dissertation.)

Example of an article reference 

Frith, K. H., Hunter, A. N., Coffey, S. S., & Khan, Z. (2019). A Longitudinal Fall Prevention Study for Older Adults. Journal for Nurse  ...........Practitioners, 15(4), 295-300.e1.

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., & Author Surname, First Initial. Second 

            Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title, Volume(issue), page range.


Surnames and initials for up to twenty authors should be provided in the reference list. For more than 20 authors, list the first 19, followed by an ellipses  ... then list the final author.


Examples of In-Text Citations

    In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 

      (Author Surname & Author Surname, Year)  

    In-Text Citation (Quotation):

      (Author Surname & Author Surname, Year, page number)


NoodleTools and RefWorks 

NoodleTools and RefWorks are citation management tools that do all your formatting and save you a lot of time.  Links are on the Learning Commons main page.  Logging in or create an account using your CMCC campus login.