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APA Citation Guide

This guide provides information about in-text APA citation, Reference page, and formatting a paper in APA citation style.

Reference List examples

Full reference citations in APA style typically follow this format:

Author. (Year of publication). Title. Publisher.

See the following APA citation templates for various types of sources. For a more complete list of how to cite various sources, please refer to the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual (on reserve at the Library Information Desk) or to the Purdue Owl APA Guide

 

PRINT BOOK

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name.

E-BOOK

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book. Publisher. URL

JOURNAL ARTICLE 

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy or URL

ARTICLE IN ONLINE MAGAZINE OR NEWSPAPER

Author, A. (Year, Month Date). Title of article. Title of Publication. URL

WEBSITE

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Group name. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Title of page. (Year, Month Date). Site name. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL

WIKIPEDIA  ARTICLE

Title of article. (Year, Month Date). In Wikipedia. URL of archived version of page

YOUTUBE or STREAMING VIDEO

Last Name, F. M. [Username]. (Year, Month Date). Title of video [Video]. Streaming Service. URL

FILM

Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Film]. Production company.

TV SERIES

Executive Producer, P. P. (Executive Producer). (Date range of release). Title of series [TV series]. Production company(s).

PODCAST EPISODE

Host, H. H.* (Host). (Year, Month Date). Title of podcast episode (Episode number) [Audio podcast episode]. In Title of podcast. Publisher or production company. URL

*Note that you can also cite the Executive Producer, E. P. (Executive Producer)

MUSIC ALBUM

Recording artist. (Year of release). Title of album [Album]. Record label.

TWEET

Lastname, F. M. or Name of Group [@username]. (Year, Month Date). Content of the post up to the first 20 words[Tweet]. Site Name. URL

FACEBOOK POST

Lastname, F. M. or Name of Group. (Year, Month Date). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Type of post]. Site Name. URL

INSTAGRAM POST

Lastname, F. M. or Name of Group [@username]. (Year, Month Date). Content of the post up to the first 20 words [Type of post]. Site Name. URL