APA Style

APA Style Guide

General Tips

Use a hanging indentation for the citation; only use initials for first and middle names; only capitalize the first word in the Title of work and Title of book; capitalize all keywords in Title of Periodical; italicize volume number and comma after Title of Periodical; do not include the issue number unless the journal begins with page one with each issue; use full page numbers.


Author, A. A.  (2001).  Title of work.
        Location:  Publisher.

Journal Articles

Author, A. A., Author B. B., & Author, C. C.  (2001).
        Title of article.  Title of Periodical, xx(x), xxx-xxx.

Chapters from Books

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B.  (2001).  Title of chapter.
        In A. Editor, B. Editor, and C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book
        (pp. xxx-xxx).  Location:  Publisher.

Electronic Resources

Online periodical from a subscription database:

            Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (2000).
                    Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx, xxx-xxx.
                    doi: 10.1002/med.20168

Online document:

            Author, A. A. (2000). Title of work. Retrieved from <insert URL

APA Style Guides in Snowden Library

American Psychological Association.  (2010).  Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.).  Washington, DC :
       CALL NUMBER: Ref. BF76.7 .P83 2010 [CITATION STATION]
       Two copies are on RESERVE as well.

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