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Citations: APA citation

Sample References page

For more information on APA 7 format, click here for the Purdue OWL website. You can also view a sample paper, including a references page.

If you're writing an annotated bibliography, you can check out their guide on how to write an annotated bibliography, or look at some sample annotations

For a more detailed look at the citations for books and journal articles, take a look at the Reference Quick Guide, which will explain each part of the citation and how to format it.

Sample APA Paper from Purdue OWL

In-text citations

One author
(Author last name, year)

(Clark, 2009)

Two authors
(Author 1 & Author 2, year)

(Doughty & Mitford, 2008)

Three or more authors
(First author et al., year)

(Gerald et al., 2017)

After a direct quote
(Authors, year, p. page number)

(Jones, 2000, p. 54)

Book

Author, A. (year). Title of book (#th ed.). Publisher. DOI or URL

Satrapi, M. (2007). The complete Persepolis. Pantheon Books.

Alexander, M. (2010). The new Jim Crow: Mass incarceration in the age of colorblindness. The New Press.

Essay in a Collection

Author, A. (Copyright Year). Title of the book chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (# ed., pp. #–#). Publisher. DOI or URL.

Perkins Gilman, C. (1994). The yellow wallpaper. In N. Baym (Ed.),The Norton anthology of American literature (vol. 2, pp. 140-155). W. W. Norton and Company.

 

YouTube video

If you know the author's real name:

Author, A. A. [Username]. (year, month day). Title of video [Video]. YouTube. URL

Green, J. [vlogbrothers]. (2017, January 10). What is the real unemployment rate? [Video]. https://www.youtube.com/watchv=Hn6JWzoKv14

If you only have the username:

Username. (year, month day). Title of video [Video file]. YouTube. URL

TED-Ed. (2018, September 4). The surprising link between stress and memory [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hyg7lcU4g8E

Academic article

One author
Author, A. A. (year). Title of the article. Journal Title, volume(issue), page numbers. DOI if available.

Pagliaro, M. (2014) Is a picture worth a thousand words? Determining the criteria for graphic novels with literary merit. The English Journal, 103(4), 31-45. 

Three - twenty authors
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of the article. Journal Title, volume(issue), page numbers.

Lepp, A., Barkley, J. E., & Karpinski, A. C. (2014). The relationship between cell phone use, academic performance, anxiety, and satisfaction with life in college students. Computers in Human Behavior, 31(1), 343-350. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2013.10.049

Stinebrickner, R., & Stinebrickner, T. (2003). Working during School and Academic Performance. Journal of Labor Economics, 21(2), 473-491. 

A page on a website

Author, A. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL.

Group name. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2016). Asthma: Data, statistics, and surveillance. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/asthma/asthmadata.htm 

Gaiman, N. (n.d.). Biography. Neil Gaiman. https://www.neilgaiman.com/About_Neil/Biography

Newspaper article

Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from URL

Maheshwari, S. (2018, September 25). Hold the Donuts, Says Newly Named Dunkin’. The New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/25/business/media/dunkin-donuts-new-name.html

Image

Creator last name, first initial. (date of creation). Title of work [Medium]. Source. URL.

VanGogh, V. (1887). Self-portrait with straw hat [Painting]. The Met. https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/436532

Himsaini007. (2016). Librarian.png [image]. Wikimedia Commons. https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Librarian.png

Questions?

If you have any questions about your citations, you can email Becca Pac, the Reference & Instruction Librarian:

rpac@annamaria.edu

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