SW 450/550 Research & Evaluation: Citations & Info Organization
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APA 7 Citation Basics for Journal Articles & Books
The primary point of a citation is to enable your reader to easily find your source. Every source referred to in the text of your paper should appear in the reference list.
Author, A. & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of article: The subtitle. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), xx-xx.
Journal Article with DOI*
Author, A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. (Year). Title of article: The subtitle. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), xx-xx. http://dx.doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyyy
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xx-x). Publisher.
*A DOI is a unique number assigned to an individual electronic item, such as an online journal article.
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Organizing Research for Writing
There are numerous ways to organize the material in a lit. review. For example, one might organize the selected readings by
- different theoretical approaches
- specific concepts or issues
- different methodologies employed
- level of support or otherwise that they lend to one’s own hypothesis/theory.
Such methods are generally better than organizing chronologically or by author.
(From Writing a Literature Review Phase 5: Organizing the Review, Boston College Libraries)