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HCA643 Healthcare Policy, Law, and Ethics (Online)

Research guide to accompany the online version of HCA643.

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There's more to APA Style than just the citation! Check out this basic document formatting tutorial from Academic Writer!

Basic Setup

Learn how to set up an APA Style paper, including setting the typeface, line spacing, margins, and page header.

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Looking to format your title page in APA style? Look no further- check out the tutorial below!

Title Page

Learn how to set up the title page of an APA Style paper, including the page header and running head, title, author name and affiliation, and author note.

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Running Head formatting got you down? Try this quick tutorial for formatting your document headers in APA style!

Running Head

Learn how to write and format a running head for an APA Style paper.

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A little fuzzy on the difference between what constitutes a direct quote versus a paraphrase? Check out the tutorial below!

Direct Quotations and Paraphrasing

Learn how to cite and format direct quotations and block quotations, make and indicate changes to direct quotations, and cite paraphrased material.

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Need some guidance on your in-text citation in APA format? Check out the tutorial below!

Citing References in Text

Learn how to cite references in the text, including how to implement the basic formats, cite multiple works, achieve clarity, and format references with missing author and/or date information.

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Do you need to compose your References list from scratch? This tutorial will walk you through the basic setup and formatting!

Reference List

Learn how to write a References section, including how to ensure entries are accurate, complete, consistently styled, and up to date.

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Have a book reference in need of citation? The video below can walk you through it!

Book Reference

Learn how to format references for whole books, including both authored books and edited books.

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Are you trying to cite a chapter or single story from a collection or anthology? This tutorial will walk you through it!

Book Chapter Reference

Learn how to format references for chapters in edited books, meaning those books where each chapter is written by a different author (cite the whole book if the same author has written all chapters).

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Did you find a journal article online or through a library's electronic collection? This tutorial will walk you through citing various materials you can find on the web!

Electronic Sources and Locator Information

Learn how to use the two types of electronic retrieval information found in references, digital object identifiers (DOIs) and uniform resource locators (URLs), including how to cite documents retrieved from research databases and websites.

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Are you trying to cite an article from a scholarly journal publication? The tutorial below will walk you through it!

Journal Article Reference

Learn how to format references for journal articles, including those published in print, online, or retrieved from research databases.

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Are you trying to cite a non-scholarly article from a magazine? This tutorial will show you how it's done!

Magazine Article Reference

Learn how to format references for magazine articles, including those published in print, online, or through mobile apps.

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Do you have an article from a local or national newspaper? The tutorial below will show you how to cite it!

Newspaper Article Reference

Learn how to format references for newspaper articles, including those published in print and online and those that may lack an official author.

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Trying to cite a multimedia or video resource? The tutorial below will walk you through it!

Audiovisual Material Reference

Learn how to format references for audiovisual material, including streaming videos (e.g., YouTube videos), television shows, movies, podcasts, music recordings, and artwork.

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Are you using an entire web site for your project? The video below will walk you through how to cite it!

Website Reference

Learn how to format references for any material found on websites, including lecture notes or PowerPoint slides.

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