APA RESEARCH STYLE CRIB SHEET
Dr. Abel Scribe PhD - December 2006
The Research Style Crib Sheet is a concise guide to using the style of the American Psychological Association in writing research papers. It is based on the current fifth edition of the APA Publication Manual. The latest version is at www.docstyles.com. The Crib Sheet is routinely updated; it is the product of many contributors. This version was revised in Fall 2006 by Dr. Abel Scribe PhD. Doc Scribe is not affiliated in any way with the APA--this style sheet is free! Freeware Copyright 2006 by Dr. Abel Scribe PhD.
Crib Sheet Contents
General Style Notes
• • • • • • • • Abbreviations Biased Language Capitalization Compound Words Emphasis (Italics-Quotes) Numbers & Statistics Punctuation & Lists Quotations Terminology
• • • • • • Title & Text pages (graphic) Text Details (notes) Headings & Subheadings References & Tables (graphic) Tables (notes) Text Citations
• • • • • • • Anonymous Works Articles in Journals Books & Chapters Conference Papers Newspapers & Magazines Reference Works Reports & Papers Web Pages
Research Documentation • Reference Lists
APA style is the style of writing used by journals published by the American Psychological Association (APA). The style is documented in the APA Publication Manual (5th ed., 2001). The APA Manual began as an article published in Psychological Bulletin in 1929, the product of a 1928 conference of anthropologists and psychologists who gathered "to discuss the form of journal manuscripts and to write instructions for their preparation" (APA, 2001, p. xix). The APA first published the guidelines as a separate document called the Publication Manual in 1952. Today the manual is in its fifth edition, and APA style is widely recognized as a standard for scientific writing in psychology and education, used by over a thousand research journals. APA Manual at Amazon.com: (Paperback $26.95)...