The APA Style has specific rules for the reference of information from an app or mobile application software. In addition to the name of the person or entity that holds the rights for the app you also have to add in square brackets that it is a mobile application.
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According to the APA Style you don’t have to record ‘’standard software’’ like Microsoft Word, Java, Adobe Photoshop or SPSS, in your reference list.
If you use special software, you have to record it. In that case remember to record the reference using the correct APA Style.
When an individual person holds the rights for the software, the name of that individual is recorded as the author. Otherwise the software has to be handled as an unwritten document. In that case you can use the title of the software for the author’s name. If the software is online accessible, use the URL instead of the name of the publisher and the location.
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It is possible to use PDF documents as a source in your thesis. For the right APA reference you first have to determine which kind of source it is. PDF documents can be books, reports, articles etc.
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When using sources from an (internship-) company like internal memos, internal company data, guidelines, transcripts or other sources from the intranet, the APA Style has specific rules.
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The APA reference for PowerPoint-slides and handouts depends on the accessibility. Are the slides accessible for the reader?
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Scientific research is published in scientific journals. If research is conducted by an organization or the government, then it will be published in a report. APA Style has a specific format for citing a report.
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The layout requirements for a dissertation are often determined by your supervisor or department. However, there are certain guidelines that are common to almost every program, such as including page numbers and a table of contents.
If you are writing a paper in the MLA citation style, you can use our MLA format guide.
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When writing your dissertation it is important that you use good and reliable sources. It is generally agreed upon that articles from most scientific journals are excellent sources for your dissertation, thesis or essay. But do you know what journals are the most credible?
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