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APA Style 6th Edition: Citing Your Sources

Provide guidance on the APA format style based on the 6th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Standard Format

Unpublished Paper

Contributor Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month of presentation). Title of contribution. In First Initial. Second Initial. Chairperson Surname (Chair), Title of conference. Conference conducted at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

Paper Presentation or Poster Session

Presenter Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year, Month). Title of paper or poster session. Paper presented at the meeting of Organization Name, Location.

Various Examples

Paper from published conference proceedings available online

Dahal, G.  (2016).  Education policy and its contribution to socioeconomic development of Nepal with reference to some selected Asian countries.  Paper presented at the 3rd Teaching and Education Conference, Barcelona Spain.  Retrieved from http://www.iises.net/proceedings/3rd-teaching-education-conference-barcelona/table-of-content/detail?article=education-policy-and-its-contribution-to-socioeconomic-development-of-nepal-with-reference-to-some-selected-as

Paper from published conference proceedings available in print

Arem, G. L. (2006). The effects of teaching and playing experience on ability to diagnose a motor skill. In P. Brewer & Firmin, M. (Eds.), Ethnographic and qualitative research in education: Proceedings of the seventeenth annual conference (pp.1-20). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

White Paper

Furst, M., & DeMillo, R. A. (2006). Creating symphonic-thinking computer science graduates for an increasingly competitive global environment [White paper]. Retrieved from Georgia Tech College of Computing website: http://www.cc.gatech.edu/sites/default/files/Threads%20Whitepaper.pdf

Paper presentation or poster session

Zhang, H. & Llebot, C.  (2019, April).  Data sharing wizard: An active learning tool for students and researchers.  Paper presented at the meeting of Association of College and Research Libraries, Cleveland, OH.