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Cite the Framework

First Use in Text:

Based on the work of Spencer, Davidson, and White, the "Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process" (American

Occupational Therapy Association [AOTA], 2014) describes spiritual activities and expression as "activities that allow a sense of

connectedness to something larger than oneself or that are specially meaningful" (p.S22).

Subsequent Use in Text:

Based on the work of Spencer, Davidson, and White, the "Occupational Therapy Practice Framework: Domain and Process" (AOTA, 2014)

describes spiritual activities and expression as "activities that allow a sense of connectedness to something larger than oneself or that are

specially meaningful" (p.S22).

Reference:

American Occupational Therapy Association. (2014). Occupational therapy practice framework: Domain and process.

     American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 68(Suppl. 1), S1–S48. http://doi.org/10.5014/ajot.2014.682006

Cite a Chapter in a Book

In the References:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2016). Title of the chapter. In A. Editor, & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (pp. XX-XX). Location:

     Publisher.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2016). Title of the chapter. In A. Editor, & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (pp. XX-XX). Retrieved from

     http://www.XXXX

In the text:

According to Author and Author (2016), blah, blah, blah…

Blah, blah, blah… (Author & Author, 2016).

A Very Correct APA Style PAPER

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DOIs & URLs

The doi is preferred over the URL.

Format it as

https://doi.org/10.21061/jots.v39i1.a.1

or as

doi:10.21061/jots.v39i1.a.1

Citation format: Author, A. (2010). How to find a doi number. The Journal of Citing Sources, 8(1). 38-48. https://doi.org/10.21061/jots.v39i1.a.1

To locate the DOI

  1. Look for it on the first page of the PDF of the article.
  2. Locate the article in the database. Try the cite button. The citation may have the doi.
    1. In an EBSCOhost database (Academic Search Complete, etc.) click on the article title. In the right side toolbar, click cite.
    2. On a ProQuest database (Research Library, etc.) click the preview. Then click cite.
  3. Next, Google the journal. Sometimes the journal's website will list the doi. Look for "archives" or "find issues". The doi will be with the article.

No DOI?

If you tried Steps 1-3, give up on the doi. Not every article has one.

Instead, paste the journal's home page URL (web address) into the reference entry. Don't use the page where the article is actually located, always use the home page.

Citation format: Author, A. (2010). How to find a doi number. The Journal of Citing Sources, 8(1). 38-48. Retrieved from http://www.ThisIsTheJournalWebsite.com

Thus saith APA.

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