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The Research Paper: Module 2

Step 2 Directions

Complete a basic bibliography listing at least ten (10) peer reviewed journal articles as sources, in APA format.

You may not use the following as sources for your paper:

  • Websites as sources for this paper, with the exception of .gov or .mil websites.  These .gov or .mil websites must be used sparingly, with no more than five cited ideas/sentences from each these websites.  These sources will be in addition to the minimum requirement of journal articles.
  • Books as sources for this paper, with the exception of our textbook
  • Cite your instructor or any other instructor, or their slides or class notes.
  • Personal anecdotes, personal experience, personal opinion or personally conducted interviews for this paper.

No source may be more than 10 years old.  Remember, the focus is current, NOT historical, so please don't submit journal articles about World War II, or the Civil War!  We are interested in  the current status of the integration process!  

APA Style, 6th Edition

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APA Citations

Citing online sources:  please remember that the point of citation is to allow the reader to locate your sources!   If you use an online source, you should include the url that will take the reader directly to your article---not just to an online library, or a database, or even to a journal's general website.   If at all possible, the url should direct the reader all the way to the article or page that you used! 

No database information:  APA does not require the use of database information (your references should not include “EBSCO” or “PsycINFO”). You may have to do a web search of the article's title, author, etc. to find the direct URL.  If the article is difficult to locate, then you can provide database information.  


     Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. Retrieved from

     Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retrieved from

Sample Bibliography