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Pocket Guide to APA Style


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An ideal tool for students who are writing research papers across the disciplines, the POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE, 6th Edition offers straightforward explanations, annotated examples, and margin notes designed to help students write properly documented papers in the latest APA style. Thorough and practical, this concise guide is less expensive and easier for undergraduates to use than the APA Manual, and also includes additional information about the research writing process. The sixth edition presents extensive and up-to-date coverage of electronic sources, preparing students to evaluate and use Internet references correctly in their research.


  • EASY ACCESS: Concise and straightforward, the POCKET GUIDE TO APA STYLE covers topics in short chapters that keep all discussions of an issue within a single section, making it easy to look for and find information quickly. Chapters 4 through 8 include guidelines for documenting 59 kinds of sources, with 120 sample reference-list entries. These samples are followed by corresponding in-text citations.

  • TWO SAMPLE APA-STYLE PAPERS, one argumentative and one experimental, are annotated to give students extra support as they master the elements of manuscript preparation and documentation principles.

  • AN INTRODUCTORY CHAPTER, "WRITING SCHOLARLY PAPERS," reviews basic research methods, reminding students of what they already know (or should know) before they begin assimilating new material.

  • TO HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND AND AVOID PLAGIARISM, the author includes examples of incorrect documentation, as well as corrections that illustrate proper documentation of the source material.

  • APPENDICES: The book includes two appendices, one that describes effective ways to prepare PowerPoint® and poster presentations, and one that covers the essential technical issues writers encounter across the disciplines.

New to this Edition:

  • NEW guidelines help students appropriately incorporate footnotes into their manuscripts.

  • NEW guidance and samples prepare students to properly cite online sources, including blogs, discussion groups, Twitter, and Facebook.

  • NEW: MindTap® English engages students to become better thinkers and writers by blending your course materials with content that supports every aspect of the writing process. Resources include interactive, chapter-specific Aplia™ activities; a paper management system allowing for electronic submission, grading, and peer review while tracking potential plagiarism; a database of scholarly sources with video tutorials and examples to support the research process; and professional tutoring. Visual analytics track student progress with seamless integration into your learning management system.


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