For more detailed information and examples, please see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). Call number: BF76.7 .P83 2020 held at the Reference Desk, the Reserve Desk, and in the main collection on the 4th floor. A sample student paper can be found on pages 61-67; a sample professional paper for publication can be found on pages 50-60.
Before submitting your paper to the instructor, be sure to review these tips and make corrections to your reference list.
Below are several templates in order of APA's preference. Use the most relevant one for you and plug in the citation information. Examples follow the templates. All citations should be double-spaced with a hanging indent (Ctrl+T).
Templates of Journal Article Citations (in order of preference)
Author(s). (year). Article title. Name of Journal, volume(issue), page-page. https://doi.org/xx.xxxx/xxxx
Author(s). (year). Article title. Name of Journal, volume(issue), page-page.
Author(s). (year). Article title. Name of Journal, volume(issue), page-page. Name of Site. http://URL_copied_specifically_from article
All citations should be double spaced and with a hanging indent (Ctrl+T).
|One Author, Journal Article with DOI||
Sorrell, E. (1999). Information competency programs in the CSU
system. Journal of Higher Education, 32(2), 33-52.
|Two Authors, Monthly Magazine Article, article URL||
Wobick, K., & Hernandez, J. (2020, July). Business sources for
education majors. Education Graduate Students Magazine,
127, 12-19. http://coe.csusb.edu/edgradmag/article
|No Author, Newspaper Article||
Self-esteem linked to regular exercise. (2000, January 2). Coyote
|Web Page, Undated||
Bartle, L. (n.d.). Explanation of awards. Database of Award-Winning
Children's Literature. http://www.dawcl.com/awards/html
Templates of Books, Essays, and ERIC Documents
Author(s). (year). Book title (edition if given). Publisher.
Author(s). (year). Book title (edition if given). Publisher. https:xxxxx
Author(s). (year). Essay title. In Editor (Ed.), Book title (pp. #-#). Publisher.
All citations should be double spaced and with a hanging indent. (Ctrl+T)
|E-book with edition||
Tschabrun, S. (1995). African history resources on the continent
(2nd ed.). Divine Press.
|Book with edition, no author||
New York Public Library American history desk reference (4th ed.).
|Corporate author same as publisher||
American Psychological Association. (2019). Publication manual
of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).
|Essay in edited book, signed forewords, prefaces, introductions, afterwords, and two editors||
Vassilakos-Long, J. (1990). Effective use of government documents.
In C. A. Caballero & B. Barrett (Eds.), Collected essays on
library resources (pp. 35-48). Library Press International.
|ERIC document (ED), three authors||
Bourquin, D., Bartle, L., & Quarton, B. (1978). A resource for graduate
students, instructors, and librarians (ED875222). American
Association for Counseling and Development. ERIC.
If the open-access journal does not have continuous pagination, but uses article numbers instead, format it as show below.
McIntosh, K., Girvan, E. J., Horner, R. H., & Smolkowski, K. (2014). Education not incarceration: A conceptual
model for reducing racial and ethnic disproportionality in school discipline. Journal of Applied Research
on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk, 5(2), Article 4. ERIC.