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APA Style: Citing Your Sources

Standard Format

Article Format

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Second Author Surname, First Inital. Second Initial., & Third Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial.  (year of publication).  Title of article.  Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), page range.  doi: xxxxxxx

OR

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Second Author Surname, First Inital. Second Initial., & Third Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial.  (year of publication).  Title of article.  Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), page range.  Retrieved from http://www.journal's home page url

Various Examples

 

Electronic journal article with doi

Fink, J., & Hummel, M. (2015). With educational benefits for all: Campus inclusion through learning communities designed for underserved student populations. New Directions for Student Services, 2015(149), 29–40. https://doi.org/10.1002/ss.20115

Electronic journal article without doi

Savage, T. (2007). Relationship between assault frequency and length of hospitalization in older patients with dementia: Determining the maximum benefit of inpatient treatment. Journal of Gerontological Nursing, 33(4), 13–20. Retrieved from https://www.healio.com/nursing/journals/jgn

Electronic journal article with 7 or more authors

Welsh, J., Patel, B., Fernando, C., Torres, D., Medrek, K., Schnapp, B., … Buck, S. (2012). Prevalence of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia in Houston Outreach Medicine, Education, and Social Services (HOMES) clinic patients: Implications for student-managed clinics for underserved populations. Academic Medicine, 87(5), 656–661. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0b013e31824d4540

Electronic articles that are periodically updated (ex. UpToDate) Williams, J., & Nieuwsma, J. (2016). Screening for depression in adults. In J. A. Melin (Ed.), UpToDate. Retrieved February 1, 2017, from https://www.uptodate.com/contents/screening-for-depression-in-adults

Print journal article

Land, H. (1994). AIDS and women of color. Families in Society, 75(3), 355-361.

Online newspaper article

Logan, T. (2014, December 21). Highland Park residents feel the squeeze of gentrification. The Los Angeles Times. Retrieved from http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/la-fi-highland-park-renters-20141221-story.html

Print newspaper article

Born, R. (2018, November 27).  Was the life of the ‘influencer’ really for me?  The Daily Trojan, pp. 5, 7. 

Online magazine article

Park, A. (2018, December 1).  The future of HIV treatment might not involve pills.  Time.  Retrieved from: http://time.com/5455488/future-of-hiv-treatment-pills/

Print magazine article

Quittner, J. (1998, June 15). Tell the kids to fib: A U.S. agency says laws are needed to protect children’s privacy online. Time, 151, 86.

Mental Measurements Yearbook Test Description (accessed online) Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales. (2001). In The fourteenth mental measurements yearbook. Available from http://buros.unl.edu/buros/
Mental Measurements Yearbook Individual Test Review (accessed online) Kaufman, N. L., & Kaufman, A. S. (2001). [Review of the test Brown Attention-Deficit Disorder Scales]. In The fourteenth mental measurements yearbook. Available from http://www.unl.edu/buros/
Drug database with publication date (such as Micromedex or Lexicomp Drospirenone. (2019, June 6).  In Lexicomp.  Retrieved from https://online.lexi.com
Drug database without publication date (such as Micromedex or Lexicomp) Glipizide.  (n.d.).  In Micromedex.  Retreived June 18, 2019, from https://www.micromedexsolutions.com

See Ch 7 pp. 198-202 APA Manual for more examples and formatting rules

Formatting

The following formats apply to all journals, periodicals, magazines, newspapers, etc. whether you found them in an online database, search engine, or in print.

  • Volume, issue and page numbers in periodicals:  Continuous pagination throughout a volume: only cite the volume number (in italics), followed by a comma and then the page numbers: 20, 344-367.
  • When each volume begins with new pagination, i.e. page 1, indicate the issue number in parentheses after the volume, followed by a comma and the page numbers: 51 (3), 23-33. See below for more examples.
  • If a DOI has been assigned to the article that you are using, you should include this after the page numbers for the article. If no DOI has been assigned and you are accessing the periodical online, use the home page URL for the resource.  Do Not copy and paste URLS from library databases or other platforms that restrict public access.