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APA Style Examples: Articles

Find how to cite a web page, journal, book, eBook, textbook, magazine, newspaper, video, DVD, TV show, Twitter, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, or blog post. Find how to format in-text/parenthetical citations, papers or title pages and cite when no author.

Journals

NOTE: To standardize citations, all DOIs need to be proceeded by https://doi.org/ before the DOI number

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see p. 317 of the 7th edition)

[ APA Citing Example - Journal article with DOI ]

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical: (Robbins, 2015).

Narrative: Robins (2015)

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS)

Kowalski, R. M., & Limber, S. P. (2013). Psychological, physical, and academic correlates of cyberbullying and traditional bullying. Journal of Adolescent Health, 53(1), S13-S20. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jadohealth.2012
09.018

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Kowalski & Limber, 2013).

Narrative citation: Kowalski and Limber (2013)

 

REFERENCE (21 or more authors)

Acconcia, T. V., Agocs, A. G., Barile, F., Barnafoldi, G. G., Bellwied, R., Bencedi, G., Bencze, G., Berenyi, D., Boldizsar, L., Chattopadhyay, S., Cindolo, F., Cossyleon, K., Chinellato, D. D., D'Ambrosio, S., Das, D., Das, K., Das-Bose, L., Dash, A. K., De Cataldo, G., . . . Yoo, I.;-K. (2014). A very high momentum particle identification detector. The European Physical Journal Plus, 129(5), 91- . https://doi.org/10.1140/epjp/i2014-14091-5

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Acconcia et al., 2014).

Narrative citation: Acconcia et al. (2013) 

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see p. 317 of the 7th edition)

[ APA Citing Example - Journal article without DOI from a database or print version ]

 

  IN TEXT  

    Parenthetical citation: (Almazroui, 2015).
    Narrative citation: Almazroui (2015)

 

(For more examples, see p. 317 of the 7th edition)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

[ APA Citing Example - Journal article without DOI, with a nondatabase URL  ]

IN TEXT  

    Parenthetical citation: (Stamps, 2019).
    Narrative citation: Stamps (2019)

 

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS)

[ APA Citing Example - Journal article without DOI, with a nondatabase URL  ]

 

IN TEXT  

    Parenthetical citation: (Akin & Huang, 2019).
    Narrative citation: Akin and Huang (2019)

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS)

Napoli, P. M., & Napoli, A. B. (2019). What social media platforms can learn from audience measurement: Lessons in the self-regulation of "black boxes". First Monday, 24(12), 488-497. https://journals.uic.edu/ojs/index.php/fm/
article/view/10124/8288

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Napoli & Napoli, 2019).

Narrative citation: Napoli and Napoli (2019)

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Magazines

NOTE: To standardize citations, all DOIs need to be proceeded by https://doi.org/ before the DOI number

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see p. 320 of the 7th edition)

[ APA Citing Example - Magazine Article with DOI ]

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Enserink, 2020).

Narrative citation: Enserink (2020)

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS)

    Cohen, J, & Normille, D. (2020, January 10). China delivers verdict on gene editing of babies. Science, 367(6474), 130. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.367.6474.130

 

  IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Cohen & Normille, 2020).

Narrative citation: Cohen and Normille (2020)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see p. 320 of the 7th edition)

[ APA Citing Example - Magazine Article in Print ]

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Kessler, 2016).

Narrative citation: Kessler (2016)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

    Bower, B. (2016, July 9). Deadly devotion. Science News, 190(1), 18-21. 

 

  IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Bower, 2016).

Narrative citation: Bower (2016)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see p. 320 of the 7th edition)

[ APA Citing Example - Magazine, Online without DOI, with a nondatabase URL ]

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Hilgedick, 2019).

Narrative citation: Hilgedick (2019)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

    Schulz, K. (2017, April 24). Literature's arctic obsession. The New Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/
2017/04/24/literatures-arctic-obsession

 

  IN TEXT 

 Parenthetical citation: (Schulz, 2017).

 Narrative citation: Schulz (2017)

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Newspapers

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more information, see p. 320 of the 7th edition)

     [ APA Citing Example - Online newspaper without DOI, with a nondatabase URL ]

 

        IN TEXT 

 Parenthetical citation: (Rosenbloom, 2020).

 Narrative citation: Rosenbloom (2020)

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS)

    Wade, N., & Solberg, S. G. (2002, January 25). Scientists herald a versatile adult cell. New York Times, A14. https://www.nytimes.com/2002/01/25/us/scientists-herald-a-versatile-adult-cell.html

 

    IN TEXT 

   Parenthetical citation: (Wade & Solberg, 2002).

   Narrative citation: Wade and Solberg (2002)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see p. 320 of the 7th edition)

   [ APA Citing Example - Newspaper Article in Print ]  

 

 IN TEXT 

 Parenthetical citation: (Baron, 2003).

 Narrative citation: Baron (2003)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

    Kolata, G. (2016, June 23). A cautionary tale of stem cell therapy abroad. New York Times, A19.

 

   IN TEXT 

   Parenthetical citation: (Kolata, 2016).

   Narrative citation: Kolata (2016) 

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Proceedings

NOTE: To standardize citations, all DOIs need to be proceeded by https://doi.org/ before the DOI number

REFERENCE

(For more information, see p. 332 of the 7th edition)

     [ APA conference proceedings ]

IN TEXT  

     Parenthetical citation: (Dabney et al., 2013).

     Narrative citation: Dabney et al. (2013)

Note

Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., for more examples of periodical reference citations (beginning on page 316, section 10.1)

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