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Methods to the Madness: Publication Information in a Reference List Entry

Last updated 5/6/2020

 

Visual: Screen opens to a background image with a person typing on a laptop and a notebook and pencil, along with the Walden University Writing Center logo. The title Walden University Writing Center and tagline “Your writing, grammar, and APA experts” appears on the screen. The screen changes to show the series title “Methods to the APA Madness” and the video title “Publication Information in a Reference Entry.”

Audio: Guitar music

 

Visual: Slide changes to slide titled “Publication Information” at top. Slide contains textbox that reads:

Oyo, B. & Kalema, B.M. (2014). Massive open online courses for Africa by Africa. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 15(6), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v15i6.1889

  • Part that will change the most depending on type of source
  • Depends on how the source was published. Depends on how you accessed the source.
  • Directs reader to how to find the source

Audio: The last element of a reference entry is the publication information. This is the information that will change the most depending on the type of source and how it is published. The things that you need to keep in mind are that (1) the publication information will depend on how the source was published and (2) this information directs the reader to how to find the source. For example, I can tell this reference entry is for a journal article because the publication information it provides me is from a journal.

 

Visual: Slide changes to show the following reference entries:

Oyo, B. & Kalema, B.M. (2014). Massive open online courses for Africa by Africa. International Review of Research in Open & Distance Learning, 15(6), 1-13. https://doi.org/10.19173/irrodl.v15i6.1889

American Nurses Association. (2010). Nursing: Scope and standards of practice (2nd ed.). Author.

American Nurses Association. (n.d.). Health IT. https://www.nursingworld.org/practice-policy/health-policy/health-it/

Audio: In comparison to other types of sources, the publication information for this journal article is very different. We can see that this book source’s publication information is quite simple, including just the publisher. Additionally, the webpage entry example only includes the page URL. So, clearly, the publication information is the element of a reference entry that will change the most depending on the source you’re using, and so our recommendation is to pay close attention to these components and to use examples from the Writing Center or the APA Manual to ensure you include the correct information in this element.

 

Visual: The screen changes to an ending slide with slide a background image with a person typing on a laptop and a notebook and pencil, along with the Walden University Writing Center logo. The email address writingsupport@waldenu.edu appears on the screen.