APA Citation References

Following are reference citation examples in APA style for frequently used source types.

BOOK:

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: Jossey-Bass.

  • Note: For a book with just one author and an editor as well, list the editor in parenthesis after the title.

BOOK, NO AUTHOR OR EDITOR:

Merriam-Webster’s collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

JOURNAL EDITOR: 

Mellers, B.A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.

MAGAZINE ARTICLE:

Kandel, E.R. & Squire, L.R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE:

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

NEWPAPER ARTICLE, NO EDITOR:

New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15).  The Washington Post, p. A12.

GOVERNMENT REPORT:

National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication no. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

WEBPAGE:

Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden (n.d.). Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden: News & Events. Retrieved from http://www.dsbg.org/news.php.

  • Use n.d. (no date)  ONLY when a publication date is not available. This should be very rare.

GOVERNMENT REPORT AVAILABLE ON AGENCY WEBSITE:

United States Sentencing Commission. (n.d.). 1997 Sourcebook of federal sentencing statistics.  Retrieved from http://www.ussc.gov/annrpt/1997/sbtoc97.htm

JOURNAL ARTICLE RETRIEVED FROM DATABASE:

Borman, W. C., Hanson, M.A. Oppler, S.H., Pulakos, E.D., &White, L.A. (1993). Role of early supervisory experience in supervisor performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 78, 443-339.  Retrieved October 23, 2000 from the PsycARTICLES database.