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APA Citation Guide: Examples

Books

Basic format for a print book:

Author's last name, first initial.middle initial. (Year published). Title of book (in italics, only capitalize first letter of title): Subtitle (also

in italics, only capitalize first letter in subtitle).  City of publisher: Publisher.

Example:

Mammato, B. (1997).  Pet first aid: Cats and dogs. Boston, MA: StayWell. 


To cite e-books, use the following information: The author, date of publication, title, e-book version (Kindle, Adobe Digital Editions version), and either the DOI or url. Please note that the DOI/url is used instead publisher information.

Basic format for an electronic book:

Author's last name, first inital. (date of publication). Title of the book [ebook version]. Retrieved from: doi or url.

Articles

Basic format for a print journal article:

Author's last name, first initial. middle intitial. (year published).  Title of article (sentence case). Title of Journal (capitalize proper

nouns), volume number (issue number), pages.


As is often the case with APA citations, there are many contingencies when citing a source from a database.  Please refer to the OWL Reference List: Electronic Sources or pages 187-192 from the print version of the APA Publication Manual  to see a detailed explanation.

Basic format for a journal article from Library database:

Author's last name, first initial. middle initial. (year published).  Title of article (sentence case). Title of Journal (capitalize proper

nouns), volume number (issue number), pages. doi or accession number or retrieved from: url

 

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