APA Citation Style: Quick Citation Guide
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Note: All APA references should be double-spaced and have a hanging indent. For more information on how to set up your paper using APA style, please refer to:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). (2010). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Peabody Call Number-Reference BF 76.7 .P83 2010
Article or chapter in an edited book:
Author of article or chapter. (Date). Title of the article or chapter. In Book Editor's name(s) (Eds.), Book title (pp. page numbers). Place: Publisher.
Hasbrouck, J.E. (1998). Inclusive classrooms. In J. Kagan, & S. Gall (Eds.). The Gale encyclopedia of childhood and adolescence (pp. 367-368). Detroit: Gale Research.
Author/Editor. (Date of Publication). Title: Subtitle (Edition). Place: Publisher.
Conkin, P.K. (2002). Peabody college: From a frontier academy to the frontiers of teaching and learning. Nashville: Vanderbilt University Press.
Book, no author or editor:
Title. (Edition). (Date of Publication). Place: Publisher.
Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary (9th ed.). (1987). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.
Encyclopedia or dictionary:
Editor. (Date). Title of the encyclopedia (Edition number, Volume Number). Place: Publisher.
Bankston, C.L., & Rasmussen, R.K. (1999). Encyclopedia of family life (1st ed., Vols. 1-5). Pasadena, CA: Salem Press.
Document from the Internet, no author or date identified:
Title. (n.d.). Retrieved (date), from http://Web address
Google. (n.d.). Retrieved February 19, 2005, from http://www.google.com/
Document from the Internet, with author and date given:
Author. (Date of publication). Title of article. Retrieved (date), from http://Web address
Weiner, S.G. (2005, February 10). Resources on Grants. Retrieved February 18, 2003, from http://www.library.vanderbilt.edu/books/guides/grants.html
Journal article in print form, journal paginated by issue:
Author. (Date). Title of the article. Journal title, volume number(issue number), page numbers.
Abeles, N., & Victor, T. (2003). Unique opportunities for psychology in mental health care for older adults. Clinical Psychology: Science and Practice, 10(1), 120-124.
In June 2007, changes were made to the APA citation style guidelines for citing electronic scholarly journal articles. Many scholarly publishers have begun assigning a unique identifier known as a DOI (digital object identifier) number to the final version of a journal article. The DOI (or doi) has replaced the database name, the URL address and retrieval date in the list of references, so you no longer need to add those elements if a DOI number is present.
Look for the DOI number in your article's citation or abstract or it also may be listed on the first page of PDF articles.
Be sure to ask a librarian if you have questions!
Scholarly Journal Article with a DOI number assigned:
Author. (Date of publication). Title of article. Journal title , volume number (issue number), page numbers. doi: unique identifier.
Stevenson, W., Maton, K.I. & Teti, D.M. (1999). Social support, relationship quality, and well-being among adolescents. Journal of Adolescence , 22 (1), 109-121. doi: 10.1006/jado.1998.0204
Journal Article from a Database without a DOI number listed:
Author. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, volume(issue), page numbers.
Chung, R.C., & Bemak, F. (2002). The relationship of culture and empathy in cross-cultural counseling. Journal of Counseling and Development, 80(2), 154-159.
Author. (Date of publication). Title of document. Place: Publisher. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED number)
Henness, S.A. (2001). K-12 service learning: A strategy for rural community renewal and revitalization. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED461466)
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