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APA Style Examples

APA Citation Below are a few examples from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA). Located in Gramley Library ref BF 76.6 .P83 2001 NOTE: DOUBLE-SPACE and use a HANGING INDENT (0.5) for each bibliographic reference. BOOKS The following information may be necessary for your citation: 1. Author(s)s...

  APA Citation

Below are a few examples from

the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).

Located in Gramley Library ref BF 76.6 .P83 2001


NOTE: DOUBLE-SPACE and use a HANGING INDENT (0.5") for each bibliographic reference. 

BOOKS

The following information may be necessary for your citation:

1. Author(s)'s last name(s) and first initial(s) (if known)

2. Year of publication

3. Title of book/monograph

4. Publication information: place, publisher's name, etc.

 

Basic Form (One Author)

Hemingway, E. (1964). A moveable feast. New York: Scribner's.

Two to Six Authors

Taylor, Z., Miller, A., Miltor, O., & Thibault, C. (1987). Cognition: Conceptual and methodological issues. (2nd ed.) New York: Wiley.

Over Six Authors

Walchik, S., West, S., Sandler, I., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al. (2001). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843-856

Entry in a Reference Book

Bergman, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopedia Britannica. (Vol. 26, pp.501-508). Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Edited Book (Editor as Author)

Gibbs, J. T., & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions with minority youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

 

JOURNALS, PERIODICALS, etc.

The following information may be necessary for your citation:

1. Author(s)' s last name(s) and first initials (if known)

2. Date of source/periodical

3. Title of article/document

4. Title of source/periodical

5. Publication info: Volume(issue), Page Numbers

 

Scholarly Journal

Bekerian, D. A. (1993). In search of the typical eyewitness. American Psychologist,48(2), 574-576.

Over Six Authors

Walchik, S., West, S., Sandler, I., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al. (2001). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843-856

Anonymous/Not Scholarly Article

Reagan's tax revolution: What it means for investors. (1985, August). Changing Times, 39(8), 40-44.

Newspaper Article

Schwartz, J. & Palmer, S. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

Book Review

Baumeister, R. F. (1993). Exposing the self-knowledge myth [Review of the book The self knower: A hero under control]. Contemporary Psychology, 38, 466-467.

Full Text Article from an Online Database

Schneiderman, R. A. (1997). Librarians can make sense of the Net. San Antonio Business Journal, 11(31), 58+.  Retrieved January 27, 1999, from Masterfile Search Premier database.

 

SEE ALSO:

  • Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. 5th Ed. Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001
  • Raimes, Ann. Keys for Writers (5th Ed.). Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2008.  Call Number: Ref PE1408 .R16 2008 -- *Part 4*
  • Lipson, Charles. Cite Right: A Quick Guide to Citation Styles. Chicago: U. of Chicago Press, 2006. Call Number: REF PN171 .F56 L55 2006

 

APA Official Site: How to Cite Information From the Internet and the World Wide Web from the APA (American Psychological Association). This site is based on information from the journal section of the official APA Web site.
http://www.apastyle.org/elecref.html

 

Columbia Guide to Online Style by English professors Janice R. Walker and Todd Taylor. This site includes formats and examples for a variety of electronic resources in many styles.
http://www.columbia.edu/cu/cup/cgos2006/basic.html

 

Documenting Electronic Sources from Purdue's fine On-line Writing Lab (OWL). This site contains additional links to citations in different disciplines, links to other resources about citing Internet resources, and overviews of different styles.
http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/research/r_docelectric.html

 

Using APA Style to Cite and Document Sources from the Web site for the book Online!: A Reference Guide to Using Internet Sources by Andrew Harnack, an English professor, and Eugene Kleppinger, a software consultant.
http://www.bedfordstmartins.com/online/cite6.html

 

Writer's Handbook: Documentation Styles produced by the University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center. This site includes examples for several styles.
http://www.wisc.edu/writing/Handbook/Documentation.html