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How include a Citation of the Help-file in APA format [closed]

asked 2013-08-18 02:58:04 +0200

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updated 2015-11-07 02:17:35 +0200

Alex Kemp gravatar image

Hi! I am a undergraduate, I have consulted the LO help-file (Version 4.1.0.4) to make a document and I need to include it in that document using the APA format. Thank for the help than you can give me.

Excuse my english, I am spanish speaker.

Regards.

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answered 2013-08-18 09:24:03 +0200

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updated 2013-08-18 09:26:01 +0200

Do you mean you have pressed F1 to obtain an online help page from the LibreOffice website and wish to include this in your reference list? Here is an example of this type of webpage / link:

https://help.libreoffice.org/swriter/.uno:HelpIndex?Language=en-US&System=UNIX&Version=4.1#bm_id3149178

APA 6th Edition states under 7.09 Unpublished and Informally Published Works "This category also includes work that has not been formally published but is available on a personal or institutional website, ..." The key here is the term "formally published" which the APA uses as a broad reference to periodicals, books, reports, and audiovisual media.

LibreOffice help documentation is effectively authored by The Document Foundation as no personal details are provided on the pages. For the example provided I would tend to use something like:

The Document Foundation. (2013). LibreOffice Help. Retrieved from https://help.libreoffice.org/swriter/.uno:HelpIndex?Language=en-US&System=UNIX&Version=4.1#bm_id3149178

EDIT: It appears the AskBot software cannot handle the complex type of link used in this example, but hopefully you get the idea.

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