RMC Writing Style Guide
For In-text Citations...
For in-text citation the basic style is: (Last name, date, page number):
- If there are two authors, both names are listed joined by ampersand (&)—do not use “and” (e.g., Smith & Jones, 2004 or Smith, Jones, & Black 2004). However, the ampersand is used only within parentheses, as indicated below:
"...as has been shown (Smith & Jones, 2004).."
"Smith and Jones (2004) have demonstrated..."
For a Reference List...
The basic style for an entry in the reference list is:
Last name, Initials. (Date). Title: Subtitle. City, State/Province: Publisher.
Example: O’Hanlon, B. (2000). Do one thing different. New York, NY: HarperCollins.
The following are basic principles for properly listing sources in assignments at RMC using APA Style:
- All sources cited in the text must be included in the references list at the end of the paper. Do not include additional resources that were consulted but not referenced.
- The references list begins a new page. The heading for this section is: References. It is not capitalized, bolded, nor underlined.
- Items in your reference list should be double spaced with no extra space between entries.
- Items in a reference list should be formatted in hanging paragraphs (first line not indented all the rest indented).
For more information go to...
APA Style (Links to an external site)
(The official site showing you how to use the APA style)
OWL Writing Lab - APA Format (Links to an external site)
(A great site that shows how to use the APA citations and format)