Video:How to Cite Electronic Sources in APA Formatwith Emilee Taylor
APA format has specific rules for citing electronic sources in research papers. Watch this About.com video to see what exactly is required to properly cite electronic sources in the APA format.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Cite Electronic Sources in APA Format
Hi, I'm Emilee Taylor for About.com, and today I'm going to show you how to cite electronic sources in the APA format.
Formatting APA Citations for Electronic Sources
When citing electronic sources in APA format, APA asks that you provide what is called a Digital Object Identifier, or D.O.I. DOI's provide more secure links to articles, and are recommended instead of including a URL. Many publishers will provide an article's DOI on the first page of the document.
Required Information and Punctuations in APA Formatting
To cite an article from an online periodical with a DOI assigned, you will need to include the following information:
Start with the author's name, followed by a comma and their first initial.
Next, include the year of the publication in parenthesis.
After the publication date, type the title of the article, followed by a period.
Next comes the title of the journal in which the article was found. The title of the journal should be followed by a comma, and then the volume number. The journal title and the volume number should be italicized.
After the volume number, type a comma, a space, and then the page range, followed by a period.
Finally, type the letters D.O.I. in lowers case, a colon: and then the complete DOI number.
This has been a brief instruction for how to cite electronic sources in APA format. For more information on different types of electronic sources, please consult the APA Style Manual, or visit About.com.
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