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Reference list entry: Journal article

Journal article: basic form; two authors; read online, with digital object identifier (doi)

Gaudio, J. L., & Snowdon, C. T. (2008). Spatial cues more salient than color cues in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) reversal learning. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 122, 441-444. doi: 10.1037/0735-7036.122.4.441

Journal article: basic form; single author; print

Alibali, M. W. (1999). How children change their minds: Strategy change can be gradual or abrupt. Developmental Psychology 35, 127-145.

Murray, M. E. (2001). Outcomes of concurrent utilization review. Nursing Economics, 19, 17-23.

Journal article: basic form, two authors; read online, with doi

Hamilton, R. J., & Bowers, B. (2007). The theory of genetic vulnerability: A Roy model exemplar. Nursing Science Quarterly, 20, 254-264. doi: 10.1177/0894318407303127

Journal article: two authors; read online from journal website; a webtext; no page numbers; no doi

Carter, S., & Dunbar-Odom, D. (2009). The converging literacies center: An integrated model for writing programs. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric, Technology, and Pedagogy, 14(1). Retrieved from

Journal article: journal paginated by issue; 3-6 authors; read online, with doi

Alibali, M. W., Phillips, K. M. O., & Fischer, A. D. (2009). Learning new problem-solving strategies leads to changes in problem representation. Cognitive Development, 24, 89-101. doi:10.1016/j.cogdev.2008.12.005

Journal article: 7 or more authors; print

Sternberg, R. J., Jarvin, L., Birney, D. P., Naples, A., Stemler, S. E., Newman, T., . . . Grigorenko, E. L. (2014). Testing the theory of successful intelligence in teaching grade 4 language arts, mathematics, and science. Journal of Educational Psychology, 106, 881-899.

Note: In a reference-list entry for a source with 8 or more authors, list the first six authors, then put ellipses (...) for the ones you omit, and then include the last author's name.

Journal article: in Internet-only journal; secondary reference

Greenberg, M. T., Domitrovich, C., & Bumbarger, B. (2000, March 30). Prevention of mental disorders in school-aged children: Current state of the field. Prevention and Treatment, 4, Article 1. Retrieved from