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APA Citation Examples for Online Sources

General Information for References Page

  • References pages are double spaced with no extra spacing between entries.
  • The word References is centered and not bold, italicized, or underlined.
  • Arrange all entries alphabetically by author.
  • Apply the hanging indent to all entries: first line begins at the margin, subsequent lines begin ½ inch from the margin.

 

Online Sources Examples

An Article with DOI assigned

 

Nelson, A. M. (2014). Best practice in nursing: A concept analysis. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 51(11), 1507-1516.

      doi:10.1016/j.ijnurstu.2014.05.003

 

An Article from an Online Article Database – with no DOI assigned (Note: must look up URL of journal's main web site)

 

Urban, E., & Palmer, L. B. (2016). International students' perceptions of the value of U.S. higher education. Journal of International

     Students, 6(1), 153-174. Retrieved from https://jistudents.org/

 

An Article from an Online Periodical - with no DOI assigned

 

Gunn, M. A., Koeplin, J. P., Lorton Jr., P. V., Kane, K., & Masterson, N. (2016). The presence of Jesuit values in a selection of

     University of San Francisco courses: The students’ perspective. Jesuit Higher Education: A Journal, 5(1), 55-75. Retrieved from

     http://epublications.regis.edu/jhe/vol5/iss1/9

 

An Article from an Online Newspaper or News Service

 

Davis, J. H. (2015, Dec 10). President Obama signs into law a rewrite of No Child Left Behind. The New York Times. Retrieved from

     http://www.nytimes.com

 

An eBook

 

Shi, L. (2014). Introduction to health policy [Books24x7 version]. Retrieved from http://common.books24x7.com.dml.regis.edu

     /toc.aspx?bookid=74360

 

A Corporate Web Site

 

American Psychological Association. (2016). APA Style.  Retrieved from http://www.apastyle.org/

 

An Online Government Publication

 

U.S. Department of State.  (2016, April). Background note: Belarus. Retrieved from http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/bgn/5371.htm


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APA Citation Examples for Print Sources

General Information for References Page

  • References pages are double spaced with no extra spacing between entries.
  • The word References is centered and not bold, italicized, or underlined.
  • Arrange all entries alphabetically by author.
  • Apply the hanging indent to all entries: first line begins at the margin, subsequent lines begin ½ inch from the margin.

 

Print Sources Examples

Books


McDonald, G. (2015). Business ethics: A contemporary approach. Port Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.
 

Book Chapter


Roberts, J. (2015). Mindfulness for all in action. In Walker, S. (Ed.), Psychosocial interventions in mental health nursing (pp. 63-80). Los Angeles: Sage.
 

Articles from Print Journals


Schoemaker, P. J.  H., & Tetlock, P. E. (2016). Superforecasting: How to upgrade your company’s judgment. Harvard Business

     Review, 94(5), 72-78.
 

Newspaper Articles


Pollack, A. (2016, July 16). New patents aim to delay generics of biologics. The New York Times, pp. B1,B4.
 

Encyclopedias


Falola, T. & Jean-Jacques, D. (Eds.). (2016). Africa: An encyclopedia of culture and society (Vols. 1‐3). Santa Barbara, CA:

     ABC-CLIO.
 

Government Publications


U.S. National Park Service. (2014). Cold war in Alaska: A resource guide for teachers and students. Washington, DC: U.S.

       Government Printing Office.

 

Videorecordings


MacCulloch, D. (Writer/Presenter), Bancroft, G. (Director/Producer), & Salt, S. (Director/Producer).(2010). Diarmaid MacCulloch’s a

     history of Christianity [videorecording]. London: BBC Productions.


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APA In-Text Citations

When citing an entire work, include the last name of the author, and the date of publication. For undated sources, use the abbreviation n.d. in place of the year. When referring to one work by one author, use the following format:

 

The Marriage-Go-Round is about the conflicting values of individualism and marital commitment in American culture (Cherlin, 2009).

 

When the author’s name is already clear from the narrative of your paper, include only the date within the parentheses:

 

Kovats-Bernat (2008) found that street children are active participants in Haitian society and culture.

 

 When quoting a source, include the corresponding page number:

 

 “For the children who live on them, Port-au-Prince streets are deeply personal and subjective spaces, as these children identify with the street as their home” (Kovats-Bernat, 2008, p. 36).

 

When quoting a source where no page or paragraph numbers are present, include the heading and the number of the first paragraph below the heading:

 

 According to Heiner, “French Salons directly influenced the literary fairy tale by increasing the overall popularity of tales” (2007, France section, para. 2).

 

When citing a conversation, personal interview, email, or other ephemeral source, use the name of the source, followed by personal communication and the exact date. Personal communications are the only type of in-text citation not included in the reference list:

 

(B. A. Guilfoyle, personal communication, May 25, 2010)

 

Additional Examples & Formatting

 

A work by two authors: (Hartmann & Slapničar, 2009)

 

A work by three, four, or five authors: (Martens, Wilson, Dudgeon, & Reutens, 2009)

 

If you cite the source again in your research, shorten it to the first author and add the abbreviation, et al.:  (Martens et al., 2009)

 

A work by six or more authors: Always use the first author followed by et al.: Gandhi et al. (2008) or (Gandhi et al., 2008)

 

A work by an organization: The first time you cite the source, use the full name of the organization and add the abbreviation in brackets: (National Center for Health Statistics [NCHS], 2007)

 

If the name of the organization is cumbersome, and its abbreviation easily understood, use the abbreviation in subsequent citations: (NCHS, 2007)

 

A source with no author: If no author is available, use the first few words of the title. When using a title (or part thereof) in an in-text citation, place quotation marks around an article or book chapter; italicize a book title: (“Palau officially,” 2006)


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Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.)

Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2010

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