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APA 6th ed. Style Guide: Articles

Guide to using the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This guide refers to the APA 6th edition. As a university, we will be transitioning to the APA 7th edition beginning in June, 2021.

  • Graduate Education students starting their action research or thesis in January 2021 should refer to the 6th edition to complete your paper.
  • Students starting their thesis or action research in June 2021 should refer to the APA 7th edition. (For help with the 7th edition, either go to the Darling Library's APA 7th edition LibGuide or to the Purdue Online Writing Lab.)

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Examples of Citing Articles

Use the Reference style for items listed alphabetically at the end of the research paper. The In-Text style is for the same items referred to in the body of the paper. Include page numbers in the In-Text style only when quoting from a source. When paraphrasing from a source, omit the In-Text page numbers.

Journal Article (One Author)*

Reference:

Radvansky, G. A. (2009). Spatial directions and situation model organization. Memory & Cognition, 37, 796-806. doi:10.3758/MC.37.6.796

In-Text:

(Radvansky, 2009, p. 801)

*Include doi if available (see DOI helps in the right sidebar of this page)


Journal Article (Two Authors)*

Reference:

Hanggi, E. B., & Ingersoll, J. F. (2009). Long-term memory for categories and concepts in horses (Equus caballus). Animal Cognition, 12, 451-462. doi:10.1007/s10071-008-0205-9

In-Text:

(Hanggi & Ingersoll, 2009, p. 452)

*Include doi if available (see DOI helps in the right sidebar of this page)


Magazine Article (No Author)

Reference:

The blood business. (1992, September 11). Time, 97, 47-48.

In-Text:

("Blood Business," 1992, p.47)


Magazine Article (One Author)

Reference:

Kandel, E.R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

In-Text:

(Kandel, 2000, p.1119)


Encyclopedia Article

Reference:

Warren, S. A. (1977). Mental retardation and environment. In International encyclopedia of psychiatry, psychology, psychoanalysis, and neurology (Vol. 7, pp. 202-207). New York: Aesculapius Publishers.

In-Text:

(Warren, 1977, p. 204)


Newspaper Article

Reference:

Amazing Amazon region. (1989, January 12). New York Times, pp. D11, D14.

In-Text:

("Amazing Amazon region," 1989, p. D11)


ERIC Document

Reference:

Brewster, C., & Railsback, J. (2002). Full-day kindergarten: Exploring an option for extended learning. Retrieved from ERIC database. (ED472733)

In-Text:

(Brester & Railsback, 2002)



Please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed., for a complete guide to citing your resources and for additional commentary on particular rules, rules of thumb, and formatting.

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