The APA style is established by the American Psychological Association. It is used in Social Science disciplines including political science, business and education. It requires a name and year in the text and requires a page number only with a direct quote. Full bibliographic entries are entered alphabetically by author on a “References” page.
Gabor, A. ( 1955). Einstein s wife: work and marriage in the lives of five great
twentieth-century women. New York: Viking.
Magazine Article – Weekly
- Magazine with a volume number
Block, T. G. (1995, September II). Riding the waves.
Forbes, 46, 182.
- Magazine without a volume number
Mills, L. (1997, December 22/29). Snap, crackle, pop. Marketing Magazine, 6-7.
- Magazine Article – Monthly
Moran, S. P. (1983, June). A deviant star. Natural History, 24-29.
- Newspaper Article
Matthew, J. (1995, August 28). More public schools using private dollars.
The Washington Post, p. A1.
- Magazine Article from Online Database
Auster, B. B. (1998, March 23). Restarting the race dialogue.
U.S. News & World Report, I 24, 9 paragraphs. Retrieved August 13, 1998
from Bell & Howell ProQuest: http://www.nclive.org
Lerner, B. (1996, January 29). Black future. National Review, 48. Retrieved August 7, 1998
from EBSCOhost: http://www.nclive.org
Citing Internet Resources Using APA Style
When citing sources from the Internet include the following information as appropriate to the source:
- Author/editor last name, followed by a comma, then the initials.
- Year of Publication, followed by a comma, then month and day for magazines and newspapers, within parenthesis.
- Title of the article, not within quotations and with only major words capitalized, followed by the total number of paragraphs within brackets only if that information is provided. Note: You need not count paragraphs yourself.
- Name of the book, journal, or complete work italicized. Note: If you cannot italicize then underline.
- Volume number if listed italicized. Note: if you cannot italicize then underline.
- Page numbers only if you have that data from a printed version of the journal of magazine. If the periodical has no volume number, use “p” or “pp.” before the numbers; if the journal has a volume number, omit “p” or “pp.”
- The word “Retrieved,” followed by the date of access, followed by the source and a colon.
- the complete URL (Uniform Resource Locator).
Online Journal Article
Little, Miles & Feamside, M. (1977). On trust. Online Journal of Ethics. 2.
Retrieved February 1, 1999 from the World Wide Web: http://www.depaul.or&html
Miscellaneous Internet Sources
- No author noted
Schools and gun violence ( 1999, June 13). Retrieved February 12, 2000
from the World Wide Web: http://www.guncite.com/gun_control_gcgvscho.html
- Group or organization as authors
Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women. Rural battered women.
Retrieved February 16, 2000 from the World Wide Web:
For Complete APA Style rules, please consult the following resources:
- Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (call number: BF 76.7 .P83)
- The Worlds Easiest Guide to Using the APA (call number: Ref. BF 76.7 .A43 1995)
REMEMBER: Instructors serve as the FINAL authority in matters of citation for class-based assignments!