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APA Style: Citing Your Sources

What's in this guide?

This page has information on how to cite:

  • The DSM-5
  • E-books
  • EBPs
  • Blog posts

Citing DSM-5

The link below, from the APA Style Blog, details how to cite the DSM - 5.


Electronic books may include books found on personal websites, databases, or even in audio form. Use the following format if the book you are using is only provided in a digital format or is difficult to find in print. If the work is not directly available online or must be purchased, use "Available from," rather than "Retrieved from," and point readers to where they can find it. For books available in print form and electronic form, include the publish date in parentheses after the author's name. For references to e-book editions, be sure to include the type and version of e-book you are referencing (e.g., "[Kindle DX version]"). If DOIs are available, provide them at the end of the reference.


De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from


Davis, J. (n.d.). Familiar birdsongs of the Northwest. Available from

Kindle Books

To cite Kindle (or other e-book formats) you must include the following information: The author, date of publication, title, e-book version, and either the Digital Object Identifer (DOI) number, or the place where you downloaded the book. Please note that the DOI/place of download is used in-place of publisher information. 


Here’s an example:


Stoker, B. (1897). Dracula [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from


List as much of the following information as possible. 

If there is a page like, and somepage.htm doesn't have the information you're looking for, move up the URL to

Often, you can find this information in the footer (the very bottom) of the webpage or in the "About" section.

The date of publication is either the last time the site was updated, or when the site was published. If you cannot find the date of publication or last updated, use the intials n.d., for no date.

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

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from

Evidence Based Practices from NREPP

From the NREPP website:

What is the recommended format for referencing an NREPP intervention summary?

NREPP recommends the following format for references:

[Program name]. Intervention summary retrieved on [date] from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices, [URL of summary]

For example:
Motivational Interviewing. Intervention summary retrieved on April 15, 2013, from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices,

The in-text citation of the example would be (Motivational interviewing, 2013).

Blog Posts

Lastname, Firstinitial. (Year, Month Date). Title of the Blog Post Entry. [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from http://thewebsite


Hume-Pratuch, J. (2013, August 8). How to Cite the DSM-V in APA Style. [Web Log Post]. Retrieved from