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APA Style Resources

Most Common Citations

The following are the most common types of citations you'll likely use in your work. Anything you access and read online is considered an online source and should be cited as such. Everything retrieved from the library databases, including online books and articles, is cited as an online source. For more types of sources and examples visit The OWL at Purdue APA page and select Reference Lists.


PHYSICAL BOOK:

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

ONLINE article from a Magazine or Journal without a DOI:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Online Periodical, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from
http://www.someaddress.com/full/url/

ONLINE article from a Journal with a DOI:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number, page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or http://doi.org/10.0000/0000

ONLINE Ebook or Electronic Book:

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Retrieved from http://websiteaddress.

ONLINE Website or Webpage:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://webpageaddress.

FILM or motion picture:

Producer, P. P. (Producer), & Director, D. D. (Director). (Date of publication). Title of motion picture [Motion picture]. Country of origin: Studio or distributor. Retrieved from http://webpageaddress (if retrieved from online).

EXAMPLE: Apatow, J. (Producer), Mendel, B. (Producer), & Showalter, M. (Director). (2017). The Big sick [Motion picture]. United States: Amazon Studios.

 

Citation Generators

Citation generators are automated tools that allow students to enter information about a resource, resulting in a formatted citation. Always crosscheck your citations with handbooks, manuals, and our library guides. Need help with a citation? ask a librarian for help.

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