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APA Citation Style Guide (7th Edition)

Examples - Electronic

Author(s). (Year of publication). Title of work [Reader version if available]. DOI or URL of ebook homepage

Examples:

Kennefick, D. (2007). Traveling at the speed of thought : Einstein and the quest for gravitational waves. Princeton, N.J: Princeton University Press. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781400882748

Mundy, L. (2017). Code girls: The untold story of the american women code breakers who helped win world war II [OverDrive Read]. https://kyunbound.overdrive.com/kyunbound-rowan/content/media/3148606?cid=1048366

Tip: If both are available a DOI is always preferable to a non-DOI URL.

APA Manual p. 321, Examples 20, 22, 24, 26, and 29

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number (Issue number), Page numbers. DOI URL

Example:

Yan, Y., Jebara, T., Abernathey, R., Goes, J., & Gomes, H. (2019). Robust learning algorithms for capturing oceanic dynamics and transport of Noctiluca blooms using linear dynamical models. PLoS ONE, 14(6), 1–24. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0218183

APA Manual p. 317, Example 1

Author(s). (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers. URL (from journal website if not from a database).

Examples:

From Most Academic Research Databases  (Do NOT include the URL. See section 9.30 of the manual)

Thiebot, J., Arnould, J., Gómez-Laich, A., Ito, K., Kato, A., Mattern, T., . . . Takahashi, A. (2017). Jellyfish and other gelata as food for four penguin species – insights from predator-borne videos. Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, 15(8), 437-441.

With a Non-database URL

Couvillon, M., Peterson, R. L., Ryan, J. B., Scheuermann, B., & Stegall, J. (2010). A review of crisis intervention training programs for schools. Teaching Exceptional Children, 42(5), 6-17. http://www.cec.sped.org/content/navigationmenu/publications2/teachingexceptionalchildren/

APA Manual p. 317, Examples 2 and 3 also pp.296-301.

Author(s) of article. (Full Date of publication). Title of article. Title of magazine, Volume number(Issue number), Page number(s). DOI or URL

Examples:

Clairmont, N. (2019, Jan 08). The afterlife of Christopher Hitchens. The Weekly Standard, 25, 20-25.

Brennan, M. (2018). Christopher Hitchens’ public dying: toward a secular-humanist ars moriendi? OMEGA - Journal of Death and Dying, 77(2), 99–132. https://doi.org/10.1177/0030222815606453

APA Manual p. 320, Example 15

Author(s) of article. (Full Date of publication). Title of article. Title of newspaper or news website. URL

Examples:

Utkarsha Tyagi, S. R. (2020, April 12). Nine Covid patients test negative, discharged from hospital in Meerut. Hindustan Times.

Kendall, B and Epstein, R.J. (2018, Feb 20). Pennsylvania gets a new district map. Wall Street Journal. A2.  https://search.proquest.com/docview/2035255116

Simon, S. (2013, December 24). Small typo' mars teacher evaluations. Politico. https://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/small-typo-casts-big-doubt-on-teacher-evaluations-education-101517

APA Manual p. 317, Examples 1-3, p. 320 Example 16, and p. 351 Example 110

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. In Name of editor(s) (Ed.), Title of encyclopedia (Edition, Page numbers). URL

Example:

Irons, E. A. (2008). Healing Tao. In J. G. Melton (Series Ed.), Encyclopedia of Buddhism (1st ed., pp. 227). http://www.infobasepublishing.com/Bookdetail.aspx?ISBN=0816054592&eBooks=0

Marshall, D. and Weatherson, B. (2018). Intrinsic vs. extrinsic properties. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy (Spring 2018 ed.). Stanford University. https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/spr2018/entries/intrinsic-extrinsic/

APA Manual p. 328, Example 48

Entire Website

When referencing an entire website, simply include the URL in the text of the paper. Do not include it in the Reference list.

Example:

To find information on the U.S. President's event schedule, check the White House website (http://www.whitehouse.gov/)
 

Dynamic Content on a Website

Only include a retrieval date if the contents of the page are designed to change over time.

Example:

Schiffman, A. Coronavirus Dashboard.  Retrieved April 15, 2020, from https://ncov2019.live/data

 

Article on a Website

Author(s). (Copyright or Last Revision date). Title of document. Website Name. URL

Example:

Monks, K. (2020, March 25). There's a new entry in India's electric rickshaw race. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2020/03/25/energy/altigreen-india-electric-rickshaw-spc-intl/index.html

 

APA Manual pp. 350-352, Examples 110-114.

Author(s) or Editor(s). (Date of publication or last revision). Title of Document or Web site (Report number if available). Name of Agency or Department website (if different than the author). DOI or URL

Example:

O'Neal, R. L., Levine, A. S., & Kiser, C. C. (1996). Photographic survey of the LDEF mission (NASA Special Report 531). National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Langley Research Center. https://ntrs.nasa.gov/archive/nasa/casi.ntrs.nasa.gov/19970017047.pdf

O*NET Resource Center. (2020). Special Education Teachers, Middle School (O*Net Report No. 25-2053.00). O*Net Online. http://online.onetcenter.org/link/summary/25-2053.00

APA Manual pp. 329-330, Examples 50-53.

Author(s). (Date). Title of chapter. in A. Editor, B. Editor (Eds.). StatePearls. StatPearls Publishing. Retrieved Month Day, Year from http://www.xxxxx

Example:

Bailey, I. B. & Shaw, P.M. (2020). Abdominal aorta repair. In B. Abai, A. Amal Abu-Ghosh, A. B. Acharya, U. Acharya, S. G. Adhia, R. Adigun, T. C. Aeby, N. R. Aeddula,  A. Agarwal, M. Agarwal, S. Aggarwal, R. Ahlawat, R. A. Ahmed, F. Akhtar, A. M. Al Aboud, Y. Al Khalili, E. Al Zaabi, G. Alexander, M. Saleh Alhajjaj, & … K. J. Allen (Eds). StatPearls. StatPearls Publishing. Retrieved April 22, 2019 from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK430752/