This section provides a quick resource for citing references in papers using the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2009).
- Orientation to APA
- Parenthetical Citations
- Where to place citations
- One or two authors
- Three or more authors
- No authors
- Multiple sources in one reference
- Electronic sources
- Reference List
- Government report
- Journal article
- Magazine or newspaper article
- Publication, private organization
- Conference paper or poster session
- Electronic source
- Format the references list
- Format and Headings
- Usage and Style
Cite multiple sources in one reference
Two or more works in parentheses
Arrange by order of the reference list; use a semicolon between works
Several researchers (Alibali, Phillips, & Fischer, 2009 Siegler, 1976) . . .
Two or more works by the same author(s)
Don't repeat name(s) earliest year first.
(Alibali, 1999, 2005)
Only the secondary reference goes in the reference list
Racial injustice is one of the ecological risk factors for child psychopathology, according to Coie et al. (as cited in Greenbert, Domitrovich, & Bumbarger, 2000).