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Getting Started

Organization of the Website

Each section of the website can be found in the Table of Contents by clicking on the three-line icon in the top left-hand corner of the website.  There are eight sections:

In Getting Started, you can learn about the background of APA @ Conestoga along with how to navigate through the website.  You can also access some FAQs and links to relevant resources.

In Paper Format, you can find information on the different sections of a paper and how to organize them.  You can understand the mechanics of formatting font, spacing, and margins as well as how to format the title page, headings, headers, and paragraphs.

In Quoting & Paraphrasing, you can learn how to integrate research within the body of the paper.  You can also analyze the difference between quoting and paraphrasing by viewing examples of how to format each type along with accessing supplemental resources and tutorials.

In Citations in Text, you can learn how to cite sources of quotations and paraphrases using two formats. You can understand the rules for basic elements that must be included in each citation as well as how to format authors in citations.

In Reference List, you can choose from our extensive list of source types along with formulas and examples for each.  You will also find general information for each element that appears in a reference entry along with more specific information for particular source types.

In Writing Details, you can understand how to use abbreviations, lists, and numbers in papers.  You will also learn how to mention titles of sources in the body of your paper as well as key terms or invented phrases.

In Visuals & Appendices, you can learn how to format and cite tables, figures, graphs, and pictures within the body of the paper.  You can also learn how to effectively refer to tables, figures, and appendices in your paper.

In Resources & Templates, you can find links to supplemental resources such as our Sample Paper, Paper Template, Checklists, and eTutorials.  This section allows you to click on relevant resources and access them through the Virtual Learning Commons.