The following citation examples follow the method recommended by the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). The Publication Manual is the style usually preferred for social science disciplines such as psychology, education, social work, etc.
Refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for guidelines on citation, paper format, writing style, and how to quote works within your paper.
A basic APA Tutorial is available here.
Phillips (2003) discovered that he could “run faster after eating five banana sandwiches” (p. 25).
“I ran a mile in four minutes after eating five banana sandwiches” (Phillips, 2003, p49).
Phillips (as cited in Higgins, 2003) concludes that there is a direct correlation between bananas and speed.
Only cite Higgins in the reference list at the end of your paper since you have read the work by Higgins but not the work of Phillips.
Use the following paragraph symbol: ¶ For example:
Phillips recommends a “ full diet of banana sandwiches and chocolate milk” (2003, ¶ 2).
To make the paragraph symbol in Microsoft Word:
After the first line of the citation, indent the following lines 0.5. This is called a hanging indent. You can format your references page to create hanging indents in Microsoft Word by following the following steps:
In order to illustrate and include spacing in our examples for citations, the following Word document was created.
The following will provide tutorials for APA: