APA citation examples for frequently used sources
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1. Journal article (print or library database)
2. Journal article (website, with a doi)
3. Journal article (website, no doi)
5. & 6. Company website
8. Test, Assessment, or survey
9. Video from the Counseling & Therapy database
10. Chapter from an edited book
11. YouTube video
Lastname, Firstinitial, Second initial. (Pub year). Title of article. Title of journal, volume (issue), pages.
2. Journal article online from a website with a DOI assigned
Lastname, FirstInitial, SecondInitial. (Pub year). Title of article. Title of website or journal, volume (issue), pages. doi: xx:xxxx- xxx.xx.xxx.
3. No DOI (digital object identifier) is available, provide the home URL of the website where document is hosted.
Lastname, FirstInitial, SecondInitial. (Pub year). Title of article. Title of website or journal, volume (issue), pages. Retrieved from http://www.nwlink.com.
4. Basic book, one author
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Note: For "Location," you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY).
5. Company website according to APA 6th edition
The Publications Manual for APA Style, 6th edition, does not provide guidelines for citing general web pages. Please refer to the examples provided in your Annotated Bibliography Sample, use Knightcite.com, or get help from a librarian.
6. Company website without author, according to Knightcite.com
Rainbow Books. (2007). Retrieved May 4, 2010 from http://www.somethingnovel.com/
7. Dissertation or thesis (example)
Shaw, T. C. (2011). Grade retention and social promotion among middle schools students. (Doctoral dissertation). Available from PQDT Open . (AAT 3453517)
8. Reference book or website entry for a testing instrument, scale, survey, or definition from (example)
Beier, E. G., & Sternberg, D. P. (2000). Beier-Sternbergn discord questionnaire (DQ). In K. Corcoran & J. Fischer (Eds.), Measures for clinical practice (3rd ed. pp. 81-83). New York: Free Press.
Instrument author, A. (Date Published). Instrument name. Measurement Instrument Database for the Social
Science. Retrieved [Date], from www.midss.ie
Osteoperosis. (2005). In R.W. Langford & J.D. Thompson (Eds.), Mosby's handbook of diseases (3rd ed., pp. 439-441).
St Louis: Elsevier Mosby.
9. Video from the Counseling and Therapy Video database
Author or Producer Last Name, First Name. (Producer). (Publication Date). Title of the video [Video file]. Available from http://-list basic access url for producer or publisher.
10. Chapter from an edited book
Author of chapter. (Pub. Date). Title of chapter. In First Initials Last Name of editor(s) (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Place: Publisher.
Denton, N.A. (2006). Segregation and discrimination in house. In R. G. Bratt, M.E. Stone, & C. Harman (Eds.), A right to housing: Foundation of a new social agenda (pp.61-81). Philadelphia, PA: Temple University Press.
11. Video from YouTube - see the APA blog for instructions
Wondering what we mean by an "annotated" bibliography?
See OWL, Online Writing Lab at Purdue University