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EDU 340: APA Citation

Advanced Teaching Strategies

Writing Guide

APA 6th Citation Websites

APA 6th Edition Samples




Examples of APA style, 6th Edition

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A paper copy of Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association is in the library
Reference Area (Call #  BF76.7 .P83 2010)



Reference list at the end of the paper


A paper copy of Publication Manual for the American Psychological Association is in the library Reference

Area [Call #  BF76.7 .P83 2010]  See pages 180-183 and 193-224 for additional information and examples.


 References should be in a hanging indent format, meaning that the first line of each reference is set flush left

 and subsequent lines are indented like this.

Double-space the entire list.The heading on the page of sources should be “References.”

Alphabetize the list by first author’s last name. If there is no author given, start with the first significant word in the title. In titles, capitalize only the first word of the title and subtitle, and proper nouns.   

Note: Examples are from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.


Book Citation

Basic Format: Author, A. A. (Publication Year). Title of work: Subtitle of work. Place of Publication: Publisher.


Multiple authors


Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2001). Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects.  Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Edited book


Gibbs, J. T., & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions with minority youth. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Article or chapter in an edited book


Massaro, D. (1992). Broadening the domain of the fuzzy logical model of perception. In H.L. Pick Jr., P. van den Broek, & D. C. Knill (Eds.), Cognition: Conceptual and methodological issues (pp.51-84). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Entry in an encyclopedia

Bergmann, P. G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopaedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago, IL: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Electronic book

Arno, S. F. (2002). Flames in our forest: Disaster or renewal? Washington, DC: Island Press. Retrieved from

Electronic version of print book with DOI

Schiraldi, G. R. (2001). Post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing,

       recovery, and growth [Adobe Digital Editions version]. doi:10.1036/0071393722





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