article summarizing a references

You have now selected a research topic and located some research that you will reference in your final paper. In this step you will summarize what you learned from one of your research articles, how you will apply it to your specific topic, and cite the source using the proper APA format.

Estimated Time

You should spend approximately 5-7 hours on this task.


You have scanned the abstract of your reference and now you have to review the entire document.

  1. Locate the material that is related to your topic and you expect to reference in your paper.
  2. Choose one article to summarize.
  3. Write a summary of the entire article, how it applies to your specific topic, and how you plan to use it in your paper.
  4. You are ultimately building a reference page that you will use for your end research paper.
  5. Be sure to use proper citations in APA format.

Use this reference

Patel, D. M., & Taylor, R. M. (2012). Social and economic costs of violence: Workshop summary. National Academies Press.

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