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Kinesiology 100

resources for Kin 100 library assignment

APA Citation Guides

Not only do you need to cite your sources, but you need to format them according to a particular style. Your instructor will often ask you to use a certain style in your paper. For this course, you will use APA (American Psychological Association) format.

Citation Styles

There are many different ways (or "styles") in which to cite the sources you used to find information. For this assignment you will be using APA style, which is outlined below.


Journal article (one author):
Author, A.A (date). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), pages. DOI:(if available)
Example: Neumann, D.A. (2012). The convex-concave rules of arthrokinematics: flawed or perhaps just misinterpreted? Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy, 42(2), 53-55. DOI: 10.2519/jospt.2012.0103.

Journal article (two authors):
Author1, A.A., & Author2, B.B. (date). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), pages. DOI:(if available)
Example: Langan, J., & Seidler, R.D. (2011). Age differences in spatial working memory contributions to visuomotor adaptation and transfer. Behavioural Brain Research, 225, 160-168.

Journal article (more the two authors):
Author1, A.A., Author2, B.B., Author3, C.C. & Author4, D.D. (date). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), pages. DOI:(if available)
Example: Stanek, J.M., McLoda, T.A., Csiszer, V.J., & Hansen, A.J. (2011). Hip- and trunk-muscle activation patterns during perturbed gait. Journal of Sport Rehabilitation, 20(3), 287-295.

Book:
Author1, A.A., & Author2, B.B. (date). Book title. City of publication: Publisher.
Example: Costill, D.L., Maglischo, B.W., & Richardson, A.B. (1992). Swimming. London: Blackwell Scientific Publications.

Book Chapter:
Author, A.A. (date). Chapter title. In E.E. Editor (Ed.), Book title (pp. chapter pages). City of publication: Publisher.
Example: Clarys, J. (1979). Human morphology and hydrodynamics. In J. Terauds (Ed.), Swimming science III (pp. 3-41). Baltimore, MD: University Park Press.