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Research Process: A Step-by-Step Guide: 5c. APA Style with Examples

Books

BOOKS and CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

GENERAL FORMAT AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstNameInitial. (YearPublished). Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher.
1 author Pinney, T. (2005). History of wine in America: From prohibition to the present. Berkeley: University of California Press.
2 or more authors Foster, J., & Nightingale, J. D. (2006). A short course in general relativity (3rd ed.). New York: Springer.
Corporate author Center for Professional Responsibility, American Bar Association. (2004). Model code of judicial conduct. Chicago: Center for Professional Responsibility, ABA.
Editors Donohue, J. J., & Esposito, J. L. (Eds.). (2007). Islam in transition: Muslim perspectives. New York: Oxford University Press.
Electronic book Storrie, P. D., and Randall, R. (2007). Graphic Universe: Beowulf. Minneapolis: Lerner Publishing Group. Retrieved from NetLibrary. 8 July 2009.
Translated book Foucault, M. (1988). Madness and civilization: A history of insanity int he age of reason (R. Howard, Trans.). New York: Vintage-Random House.  (Original work published 1965)
Multivolume work Ford, B. (Ed.). (1988-91). The Cambridge guide to the arts in Britain (Vols. 1-9). Cambridge (England): Cambridge University Press.
Encyclopedia article Escobar, E. (2004). Zoot Suit. In C.C. Candelaria (Ed.) the Encyclopedia of Latino Popular Culture. Wesport: Greenwood Press.
Book chapter Cline, W. R. (2007). Dynamic Consideration. In Global Warming and Agriculture: Impact Estimates by Country (pp.87-94). Washington D.C.: Center for Global Development: Peterson Institute for International Economics.
Essay or chapter in an anthology or edited book Porter, K. A. (1995). The Grave. In S. Mee (Ed.), Downhome: An anthology of Southern women writers (pp. 461-67). San Diego: Harcourt, Brace.
Conference Proceeding Chen, J. (1998).  Industrial production and Research Results on Pulping and papermaking of Fast-Growing Woods in China. In L. Huanbin, Z. Huaiyu & Z. Yimin (Eds.), International Symposium on Emerging Technologies of Pulping & Papermaking of Fast-Growing Wood (pp. 36-50).  Guangzhou: South China University of Technology Press.

Articles and Periodicals

ARTICLES and PERIODICALS

GENERAL FORMAT
(electronic)
AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstNameInitial. (YearPublished). Title of Article. Title of Book/Journal VolumeNumber(IssueNumber), PageNumbers. RetrievedDateMonth RetrievedDateDay, RetrievedDateYear from URL.
Article from Library Database Horne, J., Knox D., Zusman, J., and Zusman, M. E. (Dec. 2007). Tattoos and Piercings: Attitudes, Behaviors, and Interpretations of College Students [Electronic version]. College Student Journal 41(4), 1011-1020. Retrieved January 20, 2008 from Academic Search Complete.
Article in Public Domain or E-Journal Church, D. M., et al. (2009). Lineage-Specific Biology Revealed by a Finished Genome Assembly of the Mouse. PloS Biology 7(5), e1000112. Retrieved May 30, 2009 from http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.1000112.
Newspaper article Kristof, K. M. (2009, July 5). New Student Repayment Plan is Based on Borrower’s Income. Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 6 July 2009 from http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-perfin5-2009jul05,0,4774835.column.
Magazine article Mnookin, S. (2006, July). The Da Vinci clone? Vanity Fair, 551, 100.
GENERAL FORMAT
(print)
AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstNameInitial. (YearPublished). Title of Article. Title of Book/Journal VolumeNumber(IssueNumber), PageNumbers.
Journal article Wood, S. N., & Quackenbush, K. (2001). The Sorcerer's Stone: A touchstone for readers of all ages. English Journal, 90(3), 97-103.
Newspaper article Kristof, K. M. (2009, July 5). New Student Repayment Plan is Based on Borrower’s Income. Los Angeles Times, 3A+.
Magazine article Mnookin, S. (July 2006). The Da Vinci Clone? Vanity Fair, 100+.
Book review Miner, V. (2004, December). Iowa meditations [Review of the book Gilead]. The Women's Review of Books, 22, 19.
Anonymous article Education in America and Britain: Learning lessons From Private Schools. (2009, July 2). Economist, 20+.

Audio & Visual Materials

AUDIO and VISUAL MATERIALS

GENERAL FORMAT AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstNameInitial. (YearPublished). Title [Medium/Type]. PublicationPlace: Publisher.
LP/CD/Streaming media Jackson, M. (1993). Thriller. On Thriller [CD]. New York: Epic Records.
Film/Motion picture Capra, F. (Director). (1946). It’s a Wonderful Life [Motion picture. New York: Radio-Keith-Orpheum (RKO) Pictures.

Websites

WEBSITES

GENERAL FORMAT

AuthorLastName, AuthorFirstNameInitial. (YearPublished). Title. Retrieved RetrievedMonth RetrievedDay, RetrievedYear from URL.
Blog Zúniga, M. M. (2006, August 24). Bush's latest PR hoax. Daily Kos: State of the Nation. Retrieved August 27, 2006, from http://www.dailykos.com.
Website Eaves, M., Esseck, R., and Viscomi, J. (Eds.). (2008). The William Blake Archive. Washington D.C.: Library of Congress. Retrieved May 20, 2008 from http://www.blakearchive.org/blake/.
News website Levy, S. (2007, April 9). Twitter: Is Brevity the Next Big Thing? Newsweek. Retrieved May 15, 2007.= from http://www.newsweek.com/id/35289.

Citation Style Manual

For more information on APA citation formats, consult:

American Psychological Association (2001). The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 5th ed. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.    Reference Desk BF76.7 .P83 2001 [Non-circulating]

More examples:

From Northern Michigan University
From Ohio State University
From OWL at Purdue University

The Manuals

 

For more information on APA style format, consult:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association, 2010. 6th edition.  GT Library Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 2010.  Information Services Desk, use in Library only.

More Examples

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APA Style, Trinity

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