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APA Style 7th Edition: Citing Your Sources

Provide guidance on APA format style based on the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual.

Standard Format

Conference Sessions and Presentations

 

Where

Who

When

What

Conference Information

DOI or URL

Presenter, A. A. & Presenter, B. B.

 

 (year, Month date range).

Title of contribution: Use sentence case [Type of contribution].

 

Conference Name, Location.

https://doi.org/xxxx....

https://xxxx...

 

Symposium Contributions

 

Where

Who

When

What

Conference Information

DOI or URL

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.

 

 (year, Month date range).

Title of contribution: Use sentence case.

In C. C.  Chairperson (Chair), Title of symposium [Symposium].  Conference Name, Location.

https://doi.org/xxxx....

https://xxxx...

 

Adapted from American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed).  https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000

Formatting Rules

  • Date should match the date(s) of the full conference
  • Conference Proceedings published in journal or book should follow the same format for a journal or edited book chapter

Various Examples

Paper from published conference proceedings available online

Dahal, G.  (2016).  Education policy and its contribution to socioeconomic development of Nepal with reference to some selected Asian countries.  Paper presented at the 3rd Teaching and Education Conference, Barcelona Spain.  Retrieved from http://www.iises.net/proceedings/3rd-teaching-education-conference-barcelona/table-of-content/detail?article=education-policy-and-its-contribution-to-socioeconomic-development-of-nepal-with-reference-to-some-selected-as

Paper from published conference proceedings available in print

Arem, G. L. (2006). The effects of teaching and playing experience on ability to diagnose a motor skill. In P. Brewer & Firmin, M. (Eds.), Ethnographic and qualitative research in education: Proceedings of the seventeenth annual conference (pp.1-20). Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars Press.

Paper presentation

Zhang, H. & Llebot, C.  (2019, April).  Data sharing wizard: An active learning tool for students and researchers [Paper presentation]. Association of College and Research Libraries meeting, Cleveland, OH.

See Ch. 10 pp. 313-352 of APA Manual for more examples and formatting rules