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Sociology: APA7 Citation Help

A guide to help student of sociology find resources.

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Klymkowsky, M. (2018, September 15). Can we talk scientifically about free will? Sci-Ed. https://blogs.plos.org/scied/2018/09/15/can-we-talk-scientifically-about-free-will/

(Klymbkowsky, 2018)

Gleick, J. (1987). Chaos: Making a new science. Penguin. 

Gale, P., & Lerner, N. (2000). The Bacon guide to peer tutoring. Allyn & Bacon. 

Harris, M. (2000). Talk to me: Engaging reluctant writers. In B. Raforth (Ed.), A tutor's guide: Helping writers (24-34). Heinemann. 

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi/books.9780890424496

(American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Cuellar, N. G. (2016). Study abroad programs [Editorial]. Journal of Transcultural Nursing27(3), 209. https://doi.org/10.1177/1043659616638722

(Cuellar, 2016)

National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, November 28). Suicide affects all ages, genders, races, and ethnicities. Check out these 5 Action Steps for Helping Someone in Emotional Pain [Infographic]. Facebook. http://bit.ly/321 Qstq

(National Institute of Mental Health, 2018)

Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. (n.d.). Home [Facebook page]. Facebook. Retrieved July 22, 2019, from https://www.facebook.com/nationalzoo

(Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, n.d.)

Forman, M. (Director). (1975). One flew over the cuckoo's nest [Film]. United Artists.

(Forman, 1975)

Goya, F. (1800). The family of Charles IV. Museo National del Prado. http://www.netmuseum.org/ /hd_goya

Zeitz MOCAA [@zeitzmocaa]. (2018, November 26). Grade 6 learners from Parkfields Primary School in Hanover Park visited the museum for a a tour and workshop hosted by [Photographs]. Instagram. https://www.instagram.com/p/BqpHpjFBs3b/

 

(Zeitz MOCAA, 2018)

The New York Public Library [@nypl]. 9n.d.) The raven [Highlight]. Instagram. Retrieved April 16, 2019, from https://bitly.com/2FV8bu3

(The New York Public Library, n.d.)

Bowie, D. (2016). Blackstar [Album]. Columbia. 

(Bowie, 2016)

Childish Gambino. (2018). This is America [Song]. mcDJ; RCA.

(Childish Gambino, 2018)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration [nasa]. (2018, September 12). I'm NASA astronaut Scott Tingle. [Online forum post]. Reddit. https://www.reddit.com/r/IAmA/comments/9fagqy/im_nasa_astronaut_scott_tingle_ask_me_anything/

(National Aeronautics and Space Administration, 2018)

McCurry, S. (1985). Afghan girl [Photograph]. National Geographic. https://www.nationalgeographic.com/magazine/national-geographic-magazine-50-years-of-covers/#/ngm-1985-jun-714.jpg

(McCurry, 1985) 

Vedantam, S. (Host). (2015-present). Hidden brain [Audio podcast]. NPR. https://www.npr.org/series/423302056/hidden-brain

(Vendantam, 2015-present)

Glass, I. (Host). (2011, August 12). Amusement park (No. 443) [Audio podcast episode]. In This American life. WBEZ Chicago. https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/443/amusement-park

(Glass, 2011)

Lowe, W. (2020, January 3). Notes on drill team competition. Canvas@RSS. https://rssed.org/lowe/drill

(Lowe, 2020). 

King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ (Original work published 1769)

(King James Bible, 1769/2017)

de Beauvoir, S., (1960, May 4). Simone de Beauvoir discusses the art of writing [Interview]. Studs Terkel Radio Archive; The Chicago History Museum. https://studsterkel.wfmt.com/programs/simone-de-beauvoir-discusses-art-writing

(de Beauvoir, 1960)

Brewer, T. (2002). Test-taking anxiety among nursing & general college students. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing, 40(11), 22-9. http://proxy154.nclive.org/login?url=https://search.proquest.com/docview/220140572?accountid=13601

McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1(, 1-51. https://doil.org/10.1037/rev0000126

(McCauley & Christiansen, 2019)

King, M. L., Jr. (1963, August 28). I have a dream [Speech audio recording]. American Rhetoric. http://americarhetoric.com/speeches/mlkihaveadream.htm
 
(King, 1963)

npatou. (2016, June 6). Malcolm X's legendary speech: "The bullet or the ballot" [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zLQLUpNGsc

 

 

(npatou, 2016)
 
Use the YouTube contributor as the author, not the speaker, per the APA Publication Manual, page 344.

Giertz, S. (2018, April). Why you should make useless things [Video]. TED Conferences. https://www.ted.com/why_you_should_make_useless_things

Barris, K. (Writer & Director). (2017, January 11). Lemons (Season 3, Episode 12) [TV series episode]. In K. Barris, J. Groff, A. Anderson, E. B. Dobbins, L. Fishburne, & H. Sugland (Executive producers), Black-ish. Wilmore Films; Artists First; Cinema Gypsy Productions; ABC Studios. 

(Barris, 2017)

Simon, D., Colesberry, R. F., & Kostroff Noble, N. (Executive Producers). (2002-2008). The wire [TV series]. Blown Deadline Productions; HBO. 

(Simon et al., 2002-2008)

Badlands National Park [@BadlandsNPS]. (2018, February 26). Biologists have identified more than 400 different plant species growing in @BadlandsNPS #DYK #biodiversity [Tweet]. Twitter. https://twitter.com/BadlandsNPS/status/968196500412133379

 

(Badlands National Park, 2018)

APA Style [@APA_Style]. (n.d.). Tweets [Twitter profile]. Twitter. Retrieved November 1, 2019, fromt https://twitter.com/APA_Style

(APA Style, n.d.)

Nemko, M. (2020, February 6). The three principles of good parenting. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/how-do-life/202002/the-three-principles-good-parenting

 

(Nemko, 2020)

Avramova, N. (2019, January 3). The secret to a long, happy life? Think age-positive. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/01/03/22/health/memory-forgetting-psychology.html

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunizations and vaccine safety. https://who.int.features.qu/84/en

Boston Tea Party. (2019, December 12). History.com. https://www.history.com/topics/american-revolution/boston-tea-party

 

("Boston Tea Party," 2019)

 

 

University of Oxford. (2018, December 6). How do geckos walk on water? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1xGfOZJc8

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APA7 Sample Papers

Personal Interviews in APA

Reminder: Personal Interviews do NOT go into a reference list in APA style. 

Interviews should be cited like this for intext citations:

(E. Robbins, personal communication, January 4, 2001)
  • Examples:
  • Students must be able to complete four classes of calculus to take 300-level engineering classes at NCSU (J. Smith, personal communication, August 15, 2018).
  • According to J. Smith, an instructor at NCSU, students must complete four classes of calculus to take 300-level engineering classes (personal communication, August 15, 2018).

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New Changes to APA7 (January 1, 2020)

New APA7 Highlights

 

From the American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037.0000165-000

Then

Now

Header included

Running Head: TITLE                      page#

 

 

Header includes

Only the page number, aligned to the right

 

Title page included

 

Title

 

Author’s name

 

College Name

Title page includes

Title

 

 

Author’s Name

 

Department, College Name

 

Class abbrev and number: Class name

 

Instructor

 

Date

 

References included the words “Retrieved from”

 

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunizations and vaccine safety. Retrieved from https://who.int.features.qu/84/en

"Retrieved from" has been removed from references

 

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunizations and vaccine safety. https://who.int.features.qu/84/en

In references, DOIs weren’t preferred and weren’t formatted as links.

 

doi.10.1126.science.aay3550

DOIs are preferred and formatted as URLs.

 

https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay3550

 

 

Publisher location was included on references.

 

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. New York: Penguin Books.

 

Publisher location is removed from reference

 

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

 

Surnames and initials were used for up to 7 authors in reference list.

Surnames and initials for up to 20 authors in reference list.

 

First intext citation included up to 5 authors.

 

(Taylor, Smith, Barbee, Johnson, & Mason, 2018)

Intext citation for source with three or more authors is et al from first citation on

 

(Taylor et al., 2018)

 

Non-binary “they” wasn’t endorsed. Writers used “he or she” rather than they.

 

A researcher’s career depends on how often he or she is cited.

Singular non-binary “they” and “their” is endorsed

 

A researcher’s career depends on how often they are cited.

Articles from news websites were formatted like other webpages.

 

Domonoske, C. (2016, November 23). Students have ‘dismaying’ inability to tell fake news from real. NPR.org. Retrieved from http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/23/503129818/ lity-to-tell-fake-news-from-real

More guidance for formatting webpages on news websites references

 

Domonoske, C. (2016, November 23). Students have ‘dismaying’ inability to tell fake news from real. NPR. http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/23/503129818/ lity-to-tell-fake-news-from-real

 

Few guidelines for social media.

More guidance for formatting social media references, including Tweets, Facebook, comments on posts

 

University of Oxford. (2018, December 6). How do geckos walk on water? [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qm1xGfOZJc8

 

 

*APA7 allows for fonts other than Times New Roman 12 but RCCC has chosen to continue to accept only Times New Roman 12.