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Common APA Errors by Citation Tools
Look for These Common Errors When Using Automatic Citation Generation Tools
- Uppercase is used in article titles. Except for the first word, the first word following a colon, and proper nouns, all words in article titles should be lowercase.
- The volume number of the journal should also be italicized.
- Extraneous information is included (e.g. Cover Story). Delete this information.
- A DOI is not included. If no DOI is listed, use CrossRef free DOI lookup to see if the article is assigned a DOI. If no DOI is assigned list the publisher url.
When in doubt, check with your course instructors about their preference for listing citations in your references page.
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