Following are reference citation examples in APA style for frequently used source types.
Beck, C.A. J., & Sales, B.D. (2001). Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
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.
Mellers, B.A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological Bulletin, 126, 910-924.
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.
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.
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.
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.