Creating Reference List Citations Activity

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. You may click on any of the images to enlarge them.


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

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.

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

Activity 3

ATA magazine article from Summer 2020 by Kelli Ewasiuk titled "What Do I Do All Day?" The image shows the article text, table of teacher activities per day, and image of frazzled teacher juggling stacks of books and papers. ProQuest database record in webbrowser showing top of the full-text PDF of the ATA magazine article "What Do I Do All Day?" by Kelli Ewasiuk from Summer 2012. The web browser in the image shows publication and title information of the article, the article's graphic of frazzled female teacher holding stacks of books and papers, and a list of related items in a vertical banner on the right side beside the PDF.

Activity 4

Image of the book cover of the ebook "The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education: Psychoanalytic, Attachment, and Developmental Perspectives edited by Marilyn Charles and Jill Bellinson. The cover shows the book title and publication information in a green banner at the top with four children smiling and walking down a hallway on the bottom portion of the cover. Image of the title page of the ebook "The Importance of Play in Early Childhood Education: Psychoanalytic, Attachment, and Developmental Perspectives edited by Marilyn Charles and Jill Bellinson and published by Routledge. The title is aligned with the top left section of the page, with editors shown in the center and the publisher name and logo in the bottom left corner.
Copyright page of the ebook "The importance of play in early childhood education: Psychoanalytic, attachment, and developmental perspectives". Copyright page includes all the publication details of the ebook. Key information here are the editors Marilyn Charles and Jill Bellinson, the publication date 2019, and the publisher Routledge. Table of contents of the ebook "The importance of play in early childhood education: Psychoanalytic, attachment, and developmental perspectives". In the image the first chapter is highlighted with a blue border. The first chapter is titled "Child development through play" by Stephanie Creekpaum and starts at page 11 and ends at page 18.

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