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SOBA 200: Professional Communications

This guide will help students make the best use of library resources for SOBA 200 classes.

APA Style

APA 7th paper sample and template

Abstracts (How to create an abstract.)

This section will define what an abstract is and the elements to include in an abstract. 

From Purdue University:

ABSTRACT

Begin a new page. Your abstract page should already include the page header (described above). On the first line of the abstract page, center and bold the word “Abstract” (no italics, underlining, or quotation marks).

Beginning with the next line, write a concise summary of the key points of your research. (Do not indent.) Your abstract should contain at least your research topic, research questions, participants, methods, results, data analysis, and conclusions. You may also include possible implications of your research and future work you see connected with your findings. Your abstract should be a single paragraph, double-spaced. Your abstract should typically be no more than 250 words.

You may also want to list keywords from your paper in your abstract. To do this, indent as you would if you were starting a new paragraph, type Keywords: (italicized), and then list your keywords. Listing your keywords will help researchers find your work in databases.

Sample Abstract (text is in Latin):

Citing the Occupational Outlook Handbook

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Examples for Occupational Outlook Handbook citations in APA 7th

For the physical therapist entry in the OOH:

U. S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2021). Physical therapists. In Occupational outlook handbook
       https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm 

For the registered nurse entry in the OOH:

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2020, April 10). Registered nurse. In Occupational outlook handbook
       https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/registered-nurses.htm

Citing CareerOneStop (APA 7th)

Examples of citations for CareerOneStop Information.

For the salary finder tool, here is the APA 7th citation:

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. (2021). Salary finder. CareerOneStop. 
       https://www.careeronestop.org/Toolkit/Wages/find-salary.aspx

For the skills matcher tool

U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. (2021). Salary finder. CareerOneStop. 

       https://www.careeronestop.org/toolkit/Skills/skills-matcher.aspx 

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