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Modules: APA References and Citations

Diagnostic Quiz

If you aren’t sure which references and citation modules you should take, complete the diagnostic quiz, which will tell you which modules would most benefit you. The quiz takes about 15 minutes to complete.

This diagnostic quiz uses APA 7.

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Module Preview: APA References and Citations

The introduction to references and citations modules on this page offer students the opportunity to learn the basics of APA references and citations. 

You can complete the modules in the order listed on this page or you can jump directly to a particular module that you would like to complete. 

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Foundations of APA Reference Entries

(Formerly Essential Components and Purpose of APA Reference Entries.)

In this module you will learn about the purpose of reference entries, as well as the four essential components that make up every reference entry. This module is a good fit for you if you are new to referencing in APA, are new to scholarly writing, or are looking to refresh your understanding of APA reference entries.

This module uses APA 7.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Journal Article Reference Entries

In this module you will learn how to format reference entries for journal articles. This module is a good fit for you if you are new to referencing in APA, use journal articles in your scholarly writing, or are not sure how to include a DOI number of URL in your reference entry.

This module uses APA 7.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Book Reference Entries

In this module you will learn how to format reference entries for books. This module is a good fit for you if you are new to referencing in APA, use books in your scholarly writing, or are not sure how to include editors, editions, or ebook information.

This module uses APA 7.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Webpage Reference Entries

In this module you will learn how to format reference entries for webpages. This module is a good fit for you if you are new to referencing in APA, use webpages in your scholarly writing, or are not sure which author, publication year, or title to use in the reference entry.

This module uses APA 7.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Basic Citation Formatting

In this module you will learn how to format basic citations. This module is a good fit for you if you are new to referencing in APA, are not sure how to create citations, or need an introduction to citation formatting.

This module uses APA 7.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Basic Citation Frequency

In this module you will learn how to basic citation frequency. This module is a good fit for you if you are new to referencing in APA, are not sure how often to include citations in your writing, or need an introduction to citation frequency.

This module uses APA 7.

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This module should take you 30 minutes to complete.

Questions and Technical Issues

If you have questions or technical issues at any point, review the instructions for accessing modules and e-mail us at wcwebinars@waldenu.edu.

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