True or False. When citing an organization such as the CDC or American

APA Session Worksheet

  1. True or False. When citing an organization such as the CDC or American Public Health Association (APHA), you should use “author unknown” as the author since there is not an individual shown to author the source.


  1. To abbreviate or not abbreviate? Match the citation with the proper description.

(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], 2014) (a)

(CDC, 2014) (b)

    1. First in-text citation

    2. Subsequent in-text citations

  • Tip:&nbspCorporate or Organization author names (corporations, organizations, and government agencies) that are readily identified by an abbreviation you should include the full name in the first citation along with the abbreviation in brackets and then all other subsequent in-text citations use the abbreviation.

  1. Circle the incorrect elements of the citation below:

Harlow, H. F. Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles.&nbspJournal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896. (1983).

Kernis, M. H., Cornell, D. P., Sun, C. R., Berry, A., Harlow, T., and Bach, J. S. (1993). There`s more to self-esteem than whether it is high or low: The importance of stability of self-esteem.&nbspJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, 65, 1190-1204.

&nbsp&nbspA brief historical survey of women writers of science fiction. Browning, T. (1993).&nbsp

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  1. Which of the following is NOT correct in regards to the list of sources you used for your paper.

    1. List should be the last page

    2. The list should be titled: References

    3. Title should be centered

    4. All lines of the list should be flush to the left margin

    5. List should be alphabetical

  1. When using information from a source…

    1. Always use quotations

    2. Paraphrase when possible

    3. Copy and paste the information so you don’t make any errors

    4. The majority of research papers should come directly from quoted material from sources.

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