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Did you see this update to the guidelines for presenting DOIs in #APAStyle references?

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When an animal name is part of a journal article title, it is conventional to provide the animal’s scientific name (genus and species). Genus is always capitalized and species is not. Notice that the scientific names are also italicized. This post on our #APAStyle blog has examples:

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When you’re researching a cutting-edge topic, there are few sources of information more of the moment than press releases. Citing them in #APAStyle is very simple. As for any reference, the four elements you’ll need are the author, the date, the title, and the source. This post on our blog includes a few examples: 

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Happy 4th of July! Here's how to cite the U.S. Constitution in #APAStyle: 

Stop by +American Library Association 2017 conference Booth 4425 to try APA Style CENTRAL ( Bring your #APAStyle questions: APA Style experts will be on hand! #alaac17

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How to cite international agreements (e.g., Charter of the United Nations) in #APAStyle:

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The sixth edition Publication Manual provides a listing of many mathematical variables and terms that commonly appear in #APAStyle papers (see Table 4.5 on pp. 119–123).

When including variables in your paper, use the written-out form if there is no mathematical operator or value being given; use the symbol when providing a value (e.g., with an "equals" sign or a "greater than" or "less than" sign).

For more about variables, see also

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In this free webinar, you can learn how to use APA Style CENTRAL to write a paper in #APAStyle, including how to add and cite references!

Audience: Students, end users, and those in instructional roles will benefit from this webinar.

Learning Objectives: By the end of the webinar, students using APA Style CENTRAL should be able to

• start a new paper,
• produce a formatted paper in APA Style,
• collaborate on the development of papers,
• identify the three different ways to add references, and
• locate and view contextual help.

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Use "who" when referring to human beings; use "that" for animals and things. This post on #APAStyle blog has examples:

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In an #APAStyle reference, you include the names of the author(s) who wrote the work (be it a journal article, a book chapter, a tweet, or a blog post).

Did you catch our recent series of blog posts about questions that sometimes arise when determining what names to use? We covered

• how to write two-part surnames with or without hyphens,
• inconsistent formats and name changes,
• cultural variations in name order,
• authors who use only a single name, and
• names with titles in them.
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