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APA Style Manual

Citing with APA

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a great source for APA citation support with formatting quotations, endnotes, and footnotes. Indent the second and subsequent lines. 

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

Example:

Linzey, A. (2009). Why Animal Suffering Matters: Philosophy, theology, and practical ethics. New York: Oxford University Press.

 

  • E-Book: For refernces to e-book editions, be sure to include the type and version of e-book you are references (e.g., "[Kindle DX version]"). If DOIs are available, provide them at the end of the reference.
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Available from http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-9780931686108-0.

Example:

Davis, J. (n.d.). Familiar birdsongs of the Northwest. Available from http://www.powells.com/cgi-bin/biblio?inkey=1-9780931686108-0.

 

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

Example:

Marsh, C. L. (2004). Volcanic Seismology in California. Geology 17(4), 45-67.

 

  • E-Journal (from a database)
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. Retrieved from http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

Example:

Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retrieved from
http://www.articlehomepage.com/full/url/

 

  • Print Magazine
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Capitalitalize first letter of title. Magazine Titleissue, page-page.

Example:

Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.

 

  • Website
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

Example:

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/