Test: What's Wrong With This Journal Article Reference?

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If you would like practice identifying incorrect elements in a reference, please try this exercise! You will receive the correct answer after every question, as well as see all the right answers at the end of the practice.


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Godfrey, Donald. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the alignment of this reference:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      The first line should be indented 0.5"

    • C. 

      There should be a hanging indent of 0.5"

  • 2. 
    Godfrey, Donald. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the author's name:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      Only the initial should be provided for the first name: Godfrey. D.

    • C. 

      There should be a comma after the period, but everything else is correct

  • 3. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005) Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the publication date:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      It is missing the month and day of publication

    • C. 

      It is missing a period after the closing parenthesis, but is otherwise correct

  • 4. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting Historical Citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the article title:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      It should be italicized

    • C. 

      It should be in sentence case (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns capitalized)

    • D. 

      It should be italicized (i.e., only the first word and proper nouns capitalized) and in sentence case

  • 5. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of broadcasting & electronic media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the journal title:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      It should be italicized and in title case (i.e., all major words capitalized)

    • C. 

      It should be italicized

    • D. 

      It should be in title case (i.e., all major words capitalized)

  • 6. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, 49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the volume number:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      It should not be italicized

    • C. 

      It should be provided in the same parentheses as the issue number

    • D. 

      There should be a period after the volume number

  • 7. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the issue number:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      It should be italicized

    • C. 

      No parentheses are necessary

    • D. 

      There should be a period, not a comma, after the closing parenthesis

  • 8. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), pp. 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the page numbers:
    • A. 

      They are correct

    • B. 

      Provide just the page range (e.g., 544-547); "pp." isn't required

    • C. 

      It is not necessary to note the page range in a reference to a journal article

    • D. 

      The page numbers should provide all pages cited from within the article (e.g., pp. 544, 555, & 547), not the range of pages where the article is located in the journal.

  • 9. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547. DOI: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15. Regarding the electronic retrieval information:
    • A. 

      It is correct

    • B. 

      It is incorrect to provide a DOI; the author should have provided the URL to the resource

    • C. 

      "DOI" shouldn't be capitalized and there shouldn't be a period after the DOI

    • D. 

      It is missing a retrieval date

  • 10. 
    Godfrey, D. (2005). Adapting historical citations to APA Style. Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media49(4), 544-547. doi: 10.1207/s15506878jobem4904_15 This reference is now correctly formatted to the APA Style rules.
    • A. 

      True

    • B. 

      False