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
Reference list entry: Book
Book: basic form; first edition, single author, read in print
Baxter, C. (1997). Race equality in health care and education. Philadelphia, PA: Ballière Tindall.
Book: basic form, later edition, two authors, read in print
Hyde, J. S.,& Delamater, J. (2008). Human sexuality (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Book: editors in place of authors
Castellanos, J., Gloria, A. M., & Kamimura, M. (Eds.). (2006). The Latina/o pathway to the Ph.D.: Abriendo caminos. Sterling, VA: Stylus.
Book review: basic form; 2 authors; read in print
Grabill, C. M., & Kaslow, N. J. (1999). An ounce of prevention: Improving children's mental health for the 21st century [Review of the book Handbook of prevention and treatment with children and adolescents]. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 28, 115-116.
Chapter in edited work: print
Alibali, M. W. (2005). Mechanisms of change in the development of mathematical reasoning. In R. V. Kail (Ed.), Advances in child development and behavior (pp. 79-123). New York, NY: Academic Press.
Chapter in edited work: second or later edition; print
Curtin, J. J., & Lang, A. R. (2007). Alcohol and emotion: Insights and directives from affective science. In J. Rottenberg & S. L. Johnson (Eds.), Emotion and psychopathology: Bridging affective and clinical science (pp. 191-213). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.