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APA Style Guide - 7th Edition

This guide is intended to introduce you to the basics of citation formatting as outlined in the APA Publication Manual 7th Edition

Citing a Book

Print Book Citation Format

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher.

Gellman, I. F. (2015). The president and the apprentice: Eisenhower and Nixon,       1952-1961. Yale University Press.

Citing an eBook

eBook Citation Format

With a DOI

 

Author, A. (date). Title of book. https://doi.org/doi:xx.xxxx/xxxxxxx

Cassaniti, J. L. (2018). Remembering the present: Mindfulness in Buddhist Asia.        https://doi.org/10.7591/cornell/97815017079 95.001.0001

Without a DOI
 
Author, A. (date). Title of book.

Passmore, J., & Amit, S. (2017). Mindfulness at work: The practice and science of       mindfulness for leaders, coaches and facilitators.

Citing a Book Chapter

Chapter in an Edited Book Citation Format

Without a DOI
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. 3-13)). Publisher Name.

 May, J. R. & Daly, E. (2019). Global climate constitutionalism and justice in the       courts. In J. Jaria-Manzano & S. Borràs (Eds.), Research handbook on global       climate constitutionalism (pp. 235-245). Edward Elgar Publishers.

Chapter in an Authored Book Citation Format

Without a DOI
*For a chapter an authored book, create a reference for the whole book.
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher.

Dale, M., Ritter, J., & Lott, R. (2019). A guide to transitioning for law student to lawyer. National Institute of Trial Lawyers.

Citing a Print Journal Article

Print Journal Article Citation Format

 
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.  

Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles.       Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55(3), 893-896.

* Include the issue number for all journals that have issue numbers.

Citing an Electronic Journal Article

Electronic Journal Article Citation Format

 

With a DOI
 
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title  of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number),
     pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxxx

Wooldridge, M. B., & Shapka, J. (2012). Playing with technology: Mother-toddler       interaction scores lower during play with electronic toys. Journal of Applied       Developmental Psychology, 33(5), 211-218.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appdev.      2012.05.005

* Include the issue number for all journals that have issue numbers.

Without a DOI

 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title  of article. Title of Periodical, volume  number(issue number),
     pages. 

Jägers, N., & Rijken, C. (2014). Prevention of human trafficking for labor       exploitation: The role of corporations. Journal of International Human Rights,       12(1), 47-73.

* Include the issue number for all journals that have issue numbers.

Citing a Website

Website Citation Format

*The title of a website is italicized if it is a stand alone document (i.e. a blog), if it is part of a larger document (i.e. one blog post) the title does not get italicized.

Personal Author

 

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of website. https://Web address

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., &       Brizee, A.  (2010, May 5). General format.       https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting       _and_style_guide/general_format.html

 

Corporate Author

 

Corporate Author. (Date of publication). Title of  website. Retrieved from http://Web address

American Library Association. (2017). About ALA.  https://www.ala.org/aboutala/

Citing a YouTube Video

YouTube Video Citation Format

Author, A. (Date). Title of video [Video]. YouTube. http://Web address

University of Oxford. (2018, December 6). How do geckos walk on water?       [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtub e.com/watch?v=qm1xGfOZJc8

Citing Social Media

Social Media Citation Format

 

Basic Format - Twitter and Instagram
Author, A. A. [@username]. (Date of publication). Content of the post up to the first 20 words. Site Name.
     https://URLofPost

 

Basic Format - Facebook and Others
Name of Group. (Date of publication). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Description of audiovisuals]. Site
     Name. https://URLofPost

 

Twitter

Gates, B. [@BillGates]. (2013, February 26). #Polio is 99% eradicated. Join me &       @FCBarcelona as we work to finish the job and #EndPolio. VIDEO:       http://b-  gat.es/X75Lvy [Tweet]. Twitter.      https://twitter.com/BillGates/status/306195345845665792

* Include the text of a social media post (up to the first 20 words) as the title.

Facebook

National Institute of Mental Health. (2018, November 28). Suicide affects all ages,       genders, races, and ethnicities. Check out these 5 Action Steps for Helping       Someone in Emotional Pain [Infographic]. Facebook. http://bit.ly/321Q

 

* Include the text of a social media post (up to the first 20 words) as the title.

Instagram

Kinsey Institute. [@kinseyinstitute]. (2015, April 2). Happy Throwback Thursday!       From 1956, an album cover of a comedy news show in Kinsey’s findings. #tbt       #ExploreKinsey [Photograph]. https://www.instagram.com/p/0JBWqSNiRf/

* Include the text of a social media post (up to the first 20 words) as the title.