selecting your references

Assignment 2: Selecting Your References

Along the way in this module you will need to gather a minimum of ten (10) scholarly research articles you plan on using for your final research paper. APA-formatted literature reviews always include a references page. The references page cites every article you have mentioned in your literature review. To view a sample references page, view the sample APA paper in Doc Sharing, visit the Web site to view other sample papers, and consult your textbooks.

Part I

Based on the feedback you received from your peers and your instructor on your research/focal question and your search of the literature, finalize your research question, and submit it on page 1 of your submission.

Part II

Select at least ten (10) scholarly research articles related to your chosen focal/research question. These should be articles that you intend to review, critique, or include in some other way when writing your literature review/final paper.

Create a draft of an APA-formatted references page, including each of the research articles you have selected.

Note the following important points:

  • The references must be in alphabetical order.
  • References should be double-spaced.
  • Hanging indents must be used. (The first line of the reference is flushed left to the margin while all subsequent lines of a single reference are indented five spaces from the left-hand margin.

Part III

Include a title page in APA format with your submission.

Submit your paper to the M2: Assignment 2 Dropbox by Wednesday, June 4, 2014.

Assignment 2 Grading Criteria

Maximum Points

Submitted final draft of the research/focal question, incorporating feedback received from peers and instructor.


Includes ten (10) appropriate references.


Each individual reference is formatted properly. Each reference is formatted according to APA style, with authors’ names, year of publication, title of article, title of journal, volume number, and page numbers properly included and ordered.


Reference list is in alphabetical order, double-spaced, and references are properly indented.


Included a title page, running head, and page numbers. All text was double-spaced.




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