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Leisure, Youth, and Human Services

A guide to search strategies and best practices for information sources relevant to the field of leisure, youth, and human services.

APA Citations

Common APA Mistakes

Here are a few common mistakes that either students or citation generators make.

  • Spelling out author's name

  • Capitalize all words in the article title

  • Incomplete page numbers

  • Incorrect capitalization for journal titles

    • Journal Of Speech

    • journal of athletic training

  • Uncapitalization after a colon

Instead of this:

Doe, John. (2019). Doe a Deer, a Female Deer: a Deer Life, Journal Of Animals, (25)3, 55.


Do this:

Doe, J. (2019). Doe a deer, a female deer: A deer life, Journal of Animals, (25)3, 55-85.

Online Assistance with Citation Styles

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Tutorial: APA Citations

Practice your ability to put citations parts in the correct order.

Video: APA Citation

Video: What is Authority?

Demonstrating your depth of knowledge and understanding of authoritative sources when citing sources.

Test Your Learning: APA Citations Quiz

Take a brief quiz to test your understanding of APA citations.  Correct answers will be given as you complete the quiz.

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