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Test Your Knowledge About Citations

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The proper way to cite an article from an online database in APA style is:
Author (year). Article title. Journal Title. Volume number (issue number), pages. Retrieved [date] from [database name].

  1. Select the correct citation for the article in the example above:

    • Radavich, D. (2014). Off the coast. Anglican Theological Review, 96(1), 160. Retrieved August 1, 2015 from the ProQuest Central database.
    • Radavich, D. (2014). Anglican Theological Review. Off the Coast, 96(1), 160. Retrieved August 1, 2015 from the ProQuest Central database.

     
     
     

    In the first example, the author, title, and other elements needed for APA style are listed here in the correct order. In the second example, the article title and journal title are reversed. Picky? A reader wanting the original article would struggle to find the non-existent journal, Off the Coast.