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Below are examples of 6th Edition APA citations that are most commonly used by students at the College of DuPage. For additional examples and rules, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010)

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APA Electronic Sources (6th Edition)

E-book

Author(s) (last name, first initials). (Year of publication). Title of work [E-reader version if available]. DOI number or Retrieved from URL of ebook homepage

Hubbard, M.R. (2003). Statistical quality control for the food industry. [Adobe Digital Editions version]. Retrieved from http://www.springer.com/life+sci/food+science/book/978-0-306-47728-7

Tip: If the book was read through an online library (e.g., Google Books, ebrary, NetLibrary) and not on an e-reader device, omit the bracketed information from the reference.

APA Manual p. 203

Journal Articles with DOI Assigned

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers. DOI number

Feldt, R. (2008). Development of a brief measure of college stress: The college student stress scale. Psychological Reports, 102, 855-860. doi:10.2466/PR0.102.3.855-860

Tip: Include the Issue number only when the journal begins every issue at page 1.

APA Manual p. 198

Journal Articles without DOI Assigned

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers. Retrieved from URL of journal homepage

Klages, M.A. & Clark, J.E. (2009). New worlds of errors and expectations: Basic writers and digital assumptions. Journal of Basic Writing, 28(1), 32-49. Retrieved from http://orgs.tamu-commerce.edu/cbw/cbw/JBW.html

Tip: If the article does not have a DOI or a journal homepage, simply provide the database or website retrieval information. Follow the Encyclopedia example below.

APA Manual p. 199

Magazine Articles

Author(s) of article. (Full Date of publication). Title of article. Title of magazine, Volume number(Issue number), Page number(s). Retrieved from URL of magazine home page

Romano, A. (2006, April 24). Walking a new beat: Surfing MySpace.com helps cops crack the case. Newsweek, 147(17), 48. Retrieved from http://www.newsweek.com/

APA Manual p. 200

Newspaper Articles

Author(s) of article. (Full Date of publication). Title of article. Title of newspaper. Retrieved from URL of newspaper home page

Barbaro, M. (2006, March 7). Wal-Mart enlists bloggers in its public relations campaign. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/

APA Manual pp. 200-201

Encyclopedia Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. In Name of editor(s) (Ed.), Title of encyclopedia (Edition). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession Number if available).

Boughton, B. (2006). Bone density test. In D. Olendorf, C. Jeryan, & K. Boyden (Eds.), Gale encyclopedia of medicine (3rd ed.). Retrieved from Health Reference Center-Academic database. (Accession No. A149657222).

Tip: Only include database information if the encyclopedia article does not have a DOI or encyclopedia homepage.

APA Manual p. 205

Websites

Entire Website

When referencing an entire website, simply include the URL in the text of the paper. Example:

The Art Institute of Chicago website (http://www.artic.edu/aic/) includes great visuals.

Article on a Website

Author(s) of article. (Date Published, Copyright Date or Last Revision). Title of document. Name of Website. Retrieved Date accessed online, from URL of website

Hellerman, C. (n.d.). Scientists hope work with poison gas can be a lifesaver. CNN. Retrieved October 15, 2009, from http://www.cnn.com

APA Manual pp. 198-202

Government and Academic Publications Online

Author(s) or Editor(s). (Date of publication or last revision). Title of document or web site (Report number if available). Retrieved from Name of Agency or Department website (if different than the author): URL of website

National Center for O*NET Development. (2010). Child, family, and school social workers (O*Net Report No. 21-1021.00). Retrieved from O*Net Online website: http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1021.00

APA Manual pp. 205-206

Company Profile from a Business Database

Author(s) of Profile. (Date of Publication). Name of company. In Title of Database. Retrieved from URL of profile

Schein, A. (2012). Starbucks Corporation. In Hoover's. Retrieved from
http://0-subscriber.hoovers.com.lrc.cod.edu/H/company360/overview.html?companyId=15745000000000

Profile from a Career Database

Title of profile. (Date of Publication). In Title of Database. Retrieved from URL of profile

Elementary school teachers. (2012). In Illinois Career Information System. Retrieved from https://ilcis.intocareers.org/info2.aspx?FileID=Occ&FileNum=100309&TopicNum=0

 

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