Q: Can you give me an Example of APA format?

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An example of APA format of sources in your RRL

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The style guide of the American Psychological Association, or APA, is widely used across journals and other publications. This style guide is a highly detailed document that prescribes formats for various sections of a document, including the abstract, introduction, methods and results, discussion, and front and back matter including author information and references and citations.

Specifically with regard to references and citations, APA style mandates specific formats for various types of references.

  • The latest edition of the APA stylebook has the following examples for a journal reference that contains a page range: Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185
  • Parenthetical citation: (Grady et al., 2019)
  • Narrative citation: Grady et al. (2019)

More examples of the APA reference and citation format can be found on their style guide: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples

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