Department of English Language Pedagogy
School of English and American Studies - Eötvös Loránd University
1088 Budapest, Rákóczi út 5. tel.: (36-1) 485 52 00 extension: 4407, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Academic papers at DELP have to follow the APA Manual (7th Edition)* regarding formatting, citation and referencing. As APA relates to using American English, and spelling and punctuation rules vary in different national varieties of English, authors should be consistent in applying the spelling and punctuation rules of the variety they use and thus may deviate from the standards described by APA. Papers should be organised using headings relevant to the type of paper. Chapters and sections are also to be numbered or go without numbering depending on the type of paper. In seminar papers numbering is not necessary, while in theses numbering should be used. The APA citation and referencing style must be adhered to meticulously in every type of paper.
*Except papers on literary, historical, social or cultural topics in the Australian Studies Programme, which should be written according to the MLA guidelines.
Most papers at DELP are written about language, language use, intercultural communication, language teaching or learning. The tradition is for these papers to follow the APA style of documentation.
Resources and guidelines for the APA style of documentation can be found here.
For further help and information we recommend the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) on APA at:
For the MLA style of documentation we recommend the Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) on MLA (9th edition) at:
Word processing programmes usually have their own citation/reference making component, but there are other tools that can be used. Among others:
This is a complex referencing
programme. To get acquainted with it the following sites may be useful:
This is similar to the previous one, and several tutorials are available for it online.
The commonly used word processor 'Word' also has a referencing tool under the "References" tab, and tutorials on how to use it can be found online.
A list of databases for research (can be accessed froman ELTE IP address*):
http://www.eisz.hu for: Web of Science, Science Direct, Springer Link
including: Academic Search Complete, Education Research Complete, ERIC
AtoZ - can be reached from: http://konyvtar.elte.hu/en/node/971
ERIC - can be reached from: http://konyvtar.elte.hu/en/node/971
*If you want to use your home computer to access databases that ELTE is subscribed to, you need to connect to the ELTE network. To do this, you must have the Stunnel programme installed on your computer. A description of this programme and instructions for the installation can be found here: http://iig.elte.hu/file/Stunnel_leiras.pdf (in Hungarian) and here:
http://iig.elte.hu/file/2014_Stunnel_eng.pdf (in English)
ELTE library catalogue: http://opac.elte.hu
Databases of Hungarian publications (including some in English):
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