This resource discusses book reviews and how to write them.
Many of the references you use will come from published sources.
The rules are described in more detail, with examples, in .
: The CARS Checklist (Credibility, Accuracy, Reasonableness, Support) will guide you through the process of separating the high-quality content from the poor-quality information.
Enclose the date in parentheses.
This format is very similar to that of the Modern Language Association, and these are the most commonly used styles for publishing in the social and natural sciences.
Use a date sufficiently specific for the item.
For this class, we will be using the documentation style of the American Psychological Association (APA, 2001) modified with italics substituted for underlining.
Capitalize only the first letter of the first word and proper nouns.
The general form of citations in the body of the text is to include the author and date in parentheses (as above) and optionally include the page number(s) after the date.
If there is a subtitle, it too should begin with a capital letter.
This book in turn follows the basic format for the American Psychological Association (APA, 2001), which is a good format (though by no means the only acceptable one in technical publications).