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CHENNAI, India - Feb. 17, 2014 - PRLog -- APA i.e. American Psychological Association is the most sought after style in citing sources in presenting documents such as assignment, dissertation, case study, coursework, and related academic responsibilities. The usage of this style is in the discipline of social sciences, education, business, nursing, and so on. It is so popular that today this style is reached to the 6th level of edition and might go to the next level. Therefore, the challenge is how to cite the sources as per the APA 6th edition guidelines ( Whatever may be the sources, but the basic formatting in this style revolves around at least three things which are:

 Author :          Surname first followed by initialsYear of publication :    In parenthesis

Full title of the book:   First word of the title in capitals

Edition number:          In parenthesis after the title or subtitle

Place of publication      City and 2-letter state code for publishing in USA; city & country for publishing out of USA:

Publisher’s name:        In brief including the words book and press

This is the case for citing a book with one author. But if you are using books with two authors or more; or the book with several editions and editors then the citation procedures varies a little bit.

Citation rule for journal articles in APA 6th edition

 Author:          Last name followed by initialsYear of publication:     In bracket

Title of article:          First word of the title and subtitle in capitals

Volume number:          In italics

Issue number:          In brackets but not in italics

Month, season:        If there is no volume or issue number

Inclusion of page numbers

Inclusion of digital object identifiers if exists

Source: Phd Assistance, 2014 (Compiled from different sources)

While mentioning these in reference section of research paper or any assignment; the emphasis is on punctuation standard, margin, line, and heading. Many students question that why there is so much importance to reference style as they have the written the content without any flaw. No doubt, your research work is reflected in terms of writing but if your perception is that formatting is not a big deal to worry about; then your credibility would remain at stake. This is a question mark over your academic irresponsibility and your write-ups might not be entertained unless you have the incorporated the mechanism of APA 6th edition. The main purpose is not to confuse the readers especially to your class teacher or evaluator and you must provide the location of sources, if you have used any information in the content.

While referencing in APA 6th edition, make sure the first line towards left margin while the others in hanging indent format. The difficulty in citing is when you have collected information from a lot of sources like books, journals, magazines, website having more authors or no author or with multiple editions. Though in surface it seems easy but putting commas, hyphen, parenthesis, double spacing, and italics might be a harrowing task. Guidelines are not uniform to all the sources but it overlaps, which in turn confuses. Again when you are using quotes of other authors or paraphrasing or citing secondary sources, there is a little bit change. Reference section too carries certain percentage of marks, when it comes to overall grading of PhD dissertation. Therefore, in terms of credibility and scoring; the APA format in 6thedition is very challenging.

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