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APA Examples

APA Examples

Journal Article with a DOI

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Vol. Number(Issue Number), Pages. DOI

Stultz, J. (2006). Integrating exposure therapy and analytic therapy in trauma treatment. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 76(4), 482-488. doi:10.1037/0002-9432.76.4.482

Webpage

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). Web page title. Retrieved from URL

Cain, A., & Buris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phone while driving. Retrieved from http://www.cutr.eng.usf.edu/its/mobile_phone_txt.htm

E-Book

Author, A. A. (Year). Title. Place of Publication: Publisher. Retrieved from URL

Freud, S. (1999). Leonardo Da Vinci: A memory of his childhood. London, England: Taylor & Francis. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.com

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APA Format

Many Social Science disciplines use APA format for citing sources.  The most recent guide is the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th Edition.  See our additional page to format in-text or parenthetical citations.  

The following examples of the most commons types of citations are adapted from the 6th edition (2010) of the APA manual.  For additional examples, consult chapter 7 (pages 193-224) of the APA Manual or browse the APA Style online guide at http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx 

Book,
Single Author
7.02

Ball, P. (2001). Bright earth: Art and the invention of color. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.     

Book,
Multiple Authors
7.02

Bird, K., & Martin, J. S. (2005). American prometheus: The triumph and tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Book,
Editor
7.02.27

Silverstein, T. (Ed). (1974). Sir Gawain and the green knight. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Chapter in a Book
7.02.25

Demos, J. (2001). Real lives and other fictions: Reconsidering Wallace Stegner's Angle of Repose. ICarnes, M. (Ed.), Novel history: Historians and novelists confront America's past (and each other), (pp. 132-145). New York: Simon and Schuster.

Journal Article
7.01.1

Burns, S. (2005). Ordering the artist's body: Thomas Eakins' acts of self-portrayal. American Art, 19(1), 90-102.

Journal Article with DOI
7.01.

Murdock, L., & Hobbs, J. (2011, July). Picture me playing: Increasing pretend play dialogue of children with autism spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 41(7), 870-878. doi: 10.1007/s10803-010-1108-6

Journal Article without a DOI

Tilak, J.G. (2002). Education and poverty. Journal of Human Development, 3(2), 191-207. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/loi/cjhd20

Thesis or Dissertation
7.05.41

Erickson, C. (2008). Critical multiculturalism and preservice teacher education (Doctoral dissertation, University of West Florida). Retrieved from http://purl.fcla.edu/fcla/etd/WFE000011

Website (nonperiodical web document)

Florida Department of Education. (2010). Next generation sunshine state standards: Grade two, social studies. Retrieved from http://www.floridastandards.org/Standards/FLStandardSearch.aspx