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EDPSYC 014: Learning and Instruction

Welcome to the library guide for Dr. Jessica Schocker's ED PSYC 014 course!

How To Do Reference Lists in APA

Scholarly Journal Article (from database)

Tjoe, H., & de la Torre, J. (2014). On recognizing proportionality: Does the ability to solve missing value proportional problems presuppose the conception of proportional reasoning? The Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 33, 1-7. doi:10.1016/j.jmathb.2013.09.002

ERIC Document (from ERIC database)

Jones, J. C. (2000). Webquests as a way to teach social studies (Report No. ABCD-EE-00-5). Marion, IN: Indiana Wesleyan Center for Educational & Excellence. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED111111)


Fountas, I.C. (2017). Guided reading: Responsive teaching across the grades (2nd ed.). Portsmouth, NH: Heinmemann.


Post, E. (1923). Etiquette in society, in business, in politics, and at home. New York, NY: Funk & Wagnalls. Retrieved from



Visit the Penn State Libraries' APA Quick Citation Guide for examples of citing more types of sources!

Check out OWL's APA Reference List Formatting Basics Tutorial to jumpstart your APA Reference List.

You can find the complete APA Publication Manual at the Circulation Desk in Thun Library.

How to Do In Text Citations in APA

APA uses parenthetical documentation for in text citations.  APA in text citations include author's last name, publication year, and sometimes page number.  There are two methods you can use for parenthetical documentation:

Method 1: Put the authors, publication date, and page number in parenthesis at the end of a sentence. 

One recent study examined how teachers learn inquiry-based techniques (Kazempour & Amirshokoohi, 2014, p. 285).

Method 2: Mention the authors earlier in the sentence and put only the page numbers in parenthesis at the end.

Kazempour and Amirshokoohi (2014) shared results of a study that looked at how teachers learn inquiry-based methods, noting a paucity of previous studies on teacher' learning process during professional development events (285).

Kazempour and Amirshokoohi (2014) note that education scholars need "a clear understanding of teachers’ learning process and reflections" during professional development, and share the results of their study on how teachers learned inquiry-based methods during a recent training workshop (285).


 Example Article:


Kazempour, M. & Amirshokoohi, A. (2014). “Transitioning to inquiry-based teaching: Exploring teachers' experiences in overcoming learning bottlenecks.” International Journal of Environmental and Science Education, 9(1), 285-309.