General Course Information for Students

How do I participate in a discussion forum?

How to properly cite a research article in a Discussion Forum

Your professor may ask you to include references and/or links to actual research articles. Please check with your instructor on what needs to be cited.

Note: In the text editor box, you cannot use strict APA formatting for references (formatting such as hanging indents). You should, however, type your reference in the APA style. Look at the example below:

O’Neil, C. A., Fisher, C. A., & Rietschel, M. J. (2014). Developing online learning environments in nursing education (3rd ed.). New York, NY.  Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Notice that there are no hanging indents in this reference, but it is typed as an APA reference should be typed.

Your professor may ask you to submit a journal article to post in a Discussion Forum. If that is the case, please do not attempt to download the actual article from the database (such as EBSCO Host). So that everything stays within the boundaries of copyright and generally make everything easier for everyone, it is better to post a Permalink to the Discussion Forum. Click on the link below for instructions on how to properly cite a research article in a Discussion Forum.

How to properly cite a research article in a Discussion Forum