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McAdoo, T. (2022, October 31). Happy Halloween! APA Style. https://apastyle.apa.org/blog/halloween-2022

Happy Halloween!

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  • Students and authors: What parts of APA Style do you find most spine-tinglingly difficult to remember?
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While we await your comments, please enjoy this frighteningly random collection of references, demonstrating the reference format for movies, books, journal articles, illustrated children’s books, and songs:

Fletcher, A. (Director). (2022). Hocus pocus 2 [Film]. Weimaraner Republic Pictures; Walt Disney Pictures; David Kirschner Productions.

Gordon, K. E. (1984). The transitive vampire: A handbook of grammar for the innocent, the eager, and the doomed. Times Books.

Kelly, S., & Riach, K. (2020). Halloween, organization, and the ethics of uncanny celebration. Journal of Business Ethics, 161(1), 103–114. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-018-3945-8

King, S. (1986). It. Viking.

Ortega, K. (Director). (1993). Hocus pocus [Film]. Walt Disney Pictures.

Sileo, F. J. (2019). Snitchy witch (M. Haley, Illus.). Magination Press.

Wonder, S. (1972). Superstition [Song]. On Talking book. Tamla.

  • Parenthetical citations: (Fletcher, 2022; Gordon, 1984; Kelly & Riach, 2020; King, 1986; Ortega, 1993; Sileo, 2019; Wonder, 1972)
  • Narrative citations: Fletcher (2022), Gordon (1984), Kelly and Riach (2020), King (1986), Ortega (1993), Sileo (2019), and Wonder (1972)

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