How to Format APA Citations


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Which of the following is an example of proper APA capitalization for the title of an authored book?

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1. How should references be listed in the APA reference list?

2. Which of the following separates a title and subtitle in APA formatting?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

APA citation refers to a bibliographical style developed by the American Psychological Association, and this quiz/worksheet combo will teach you how to properly use the citation format. You'll be tested on placement of information and punctuation in an APA citation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on APA rules for formatting:

  • The order of a bibliography
  • Books written by multiple authors
  • Titles and subtitles
  • Publication dates for online sources

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet allow students to test the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related APA citation lesson
  • Problem solving - use acquired knowledge to solve citation practice problems for print and online sources
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define main phrases, such as in-text citations and reference pages

Additional Learning

To learn more about APA citations, review the accompanying lesson on APA Citation Format. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Differentiate between the citation methods for journal articles and authored books
  • Learn the role played by punctuation in APA citation
  • Understand how to use APA citation for online sources
  • Format in-text and reference citations correctly