APA Style References handout

Print Sources

BOOK IN PRINT

Smith, J. (2003). General Washington’s army: A story of survival. Wilmington, DE: Scholastic.

Harrison, J. & Johnson, P. (1998). The end of an era. New York, NY: Faber and Faber.

CHAPTER IN AN EDITED BOOK

Harte, P. J. (2000). Crimes of passion. In W. Johnson (Ed.), Nonviolent crimes in America (pp. 62-67). New York, NY: McNeil Press.

MAGAZINE/JOURNAL

Martin, J. (1990). Dr. J.: The greatest of all time. Sports Illustrated, 25(4), 12-18.

 

Electronic Sources

WEB PAGE

With an Author

Wilson, B. (1998). The rise and fall of the Persian people. Retrieved from http://persianhistory/ancient.htm

Without an Author

Surfing is a whole lot of fun. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://surfsup/forkids.102393/tmp.questionsaboutsurfing.com

ONLINE REFERENCE WITH NO AUTHOR/EDITOR

History of China. (2007). In Encarta Online Encyclopedia (11th ed.). Retrieved from http://encaraonlineencyclopedia.history/china/html

ELECTRONIC VERSION OF A PRINT BOOK

Shotton, M. A. (1989). Computer addictions: A case study. [Google Books version]. Retrieved from http://googlebooks.33093920/geve.com

ARTICLE IN AN INTERNET PERIODICAL

Matheson, R. (2001, June). Horror stories of the world. Gothic Online, 13(2). Retrieved from http://gothicmagazineonline.net

ARTICLE FROM A LICENSED DATABASE

  • Generally, follow the INTERNET PERIODICAL format, unless the article has been assigned a DOI (digital object identifier), a specific number assigned to that particular article. Not all articles will have one of these.
  • Also, add page numbers after the volume and issue number, since these articles were originally in print.

Sapper, M. F. (2000). The tropical seas of doom. Oceanography Quarterly, 22(3), 220-239. doi:10:1048/2009-3334.34.4.229

Notes

  • For the most part, the entry for any source that does not list an author should begin with the article title, followed by its date of publication.

Thanks to Mr. Harr for sharing this guideline!