A Guide to APA Documentation

  • AUTHOR: Joseph F. Trimmer
  • ISBN-13: 9780840030108 
  • Grade(s): 9 | 10 | 11 | 12
  • 64 Pages  Stitched binding 
  • 1st Edition
  • ©2013     Published
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About The Product

Instructors who teach research writing for the social sciences all use the APA (American Psychological Association) and this compact guide is a perfect addition to their syllabus and curriculum.


  • Up-to-date formatting and citation information are highlights of A GUIDE TO APA DOCUMENTATION.

About the Contributor

  • Joseph F. Trimmer

    Joseph F. Trimmer is professor of English and director of The Virginia B. Ball Center for Creative Inquiry at Ball State University. He is the author of numerous articles on literature, culture, and literacy, including THE NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FOR FICTION: THE FIRST TWENTY-FIVE YEARS (1978), UNDERSTANDING OTHERS: CULTURAL AND CROSS-CULTURAL STUDIES AND THE TEACHING OF LITERATURE (1992), and NARRATION AS KNOWLEDGE: TALES OF THE TEACHING LIFE (1997). Professor Trimmer has also worked on 20 documentary films for PBS, including the six-part series, "Middletown" (1982). His textbooks include WRITING WITH A PURPOSE, 14th Edition (2004), THE RIVER READER, 12th Edition (formerly the RIVERSIDE READER (2016), and eFICTIONS (2002). Trimmer's A GUIDE TO MLA DOCUMENTATION, 9th Edition is a perennial bestseller; he has also published A GUIDE TO APA DOCUMENTATION.

Table of Contents

1. Research and Composition.
Evaluating References. Recording Reference Information. Taking Notes. Quoting References. Summarizing and Paraphrasing References. Avoiding Plagiarism.
2. Documenting References.
3. Using Footnotes.
4. Preparing List of References.
Sample Entries: Articles in Print. Sample Entries: Books in Print. Sample Entries: Online Publications. Sample Entries: Audiovisual and Miscellaneous Sources.
5. APA Research Paper Format.
6. Annotated Student Research Paper.