5.5 Creating Reference List Citations Activity

Sarah Adams and Debbie Feisst


Learning Objectives

By the end of this chapter, you should be able to

  • Confidently work through the steps of creating a reference citation

As you’ve learned, creating a reference citation requires a few steps:

  1. Identify the type of source,
  2. Identify the 4W’s of the work (Who, When, What, Where),
  3. Write the reference citation using the 4W’s and guidance from a correct example (APA QuickGuide),
  4. Lastly, it’s also important to proofread your work.

When creating a reference citation, pay attention to the 4W’s and how to correctly format each reference citation using punctuation and font emphasis (italics).

Complete the activities below to practice creating reference citations.

Activity 1

Image of the top portion of a research journal article. The article is Victorino, K. R. & Hinkle, M. S. (2019). The development of a self-efficacy measurement tool for counseling in speech-language pathology. The image shows information on the source type, article title, authors, and article summary information.

Activity 2

You want to create a reference citation for the eBook shown below. Drag and drop each element of the reference citation’s 4W’s into their corresponding box to create the eBook’s complete reference citation.

Image of the book cover of Applying Cross-curricular approaches creatively by J. Barnes on cream background with six hand drawn and coloured images of people, an insect, buffalo, the earth, and ballerina plants. Image of the copyright page from an ebook by J. Barnes titled Applying cross-curricular approaches creatively. Image shows all the publication information for the ebook. Key information is the publication date 2018, the publishers Routledge, and author Jonathan Barnes.



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