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APA Citation Resources

For a complete list of specifics about APA style for both the reference list and in-text citations, see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association below. 

Common APA Examples

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page range. https://doi.org/10.0000/0000
 
Ellis, T. (2009). Gender roles in elementary classrooms: Fostering freedom from stereotypes. Instructor, 9(3), 36-39. https://doi.org/10:1047/0238-7122.31.2.125
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page range. Retrieved from http://www.journalhomepage.com/full/url/
 
Stahl, J. (2008). Emotional effects of job loss on families. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 3(2), 12-16. Retrieved from http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
 
Risley, T. R., Hart, B., & Rohn, C. (2008). Gender roles in schools (3rd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Market Books.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
 
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://webaddress.com/example

If no author, move title of document to beginning of citation. If no date, use (n.d.).

Postwar gender roles and women in American politics. (n.d.). Retrieved from History, Art & Archives: United States House of Representatives website: http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/WIC/Historical-Essays/Changing-Guard/Identity/

*Citation examples taken from the UW-Green Bay Writing Center and the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.*

Reminder

  • Always follow any modifications to APA Style provided by your instructor.

In-Text Citations

  • In-text, or parenthetical, citations indicate you are quoting, summarizing, or paraphrasing someone else's work or ideas.
  • In-text citations should correspond to a source in your reference list - this helps your reader identify the original source used.
  • Placement depends on how you incorporate a source into your writing - there is more than one correct way to cite in-text.

In-Text Citation Resources