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APA Style Examples: Media

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.

Social media

How to cite Tweets, Facebook posts, and YouTube videos (see page 348-350 for additional examples)

Figures (Graphs, Charts, Maps, Drawings, Photographs)

  • Figures should be numbered consecutively with Arabic numerals
  • Figure title should be brief, but descriptive of the content of the figure. For example, Figure IX. Population of Maryville, MO by gender (2014).
  • Mention the figure within the text
  • Obtain written permission for print/electronic reuse and give proper credit in the figure caption:
    • Journal: From "Title of Article," by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Title of Journal, Volume, p. xx. Copyright [year] by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.
    • Book: From Title of Book (p. xxx), by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year, Place of Publication: Publisher. Copyright [year] by the Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.
    • Web: From "Title of Web Document," by A. N. Author and C. O. Author, year (http://URL). Copyright [year] by Name of Copyright Holder. Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission.
  • Disclose substantive modifications to photographic images
  • See additional examples in the APA Style Blog: How to Cite Sources in a Table

Video

Films on Demand

REFERENCE 

(For more examples, see p. 341of the 7th edition)

[ Example ]

Peters, W. (Producer). (1985). A class divided [Motion Picture]. Available from http://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=97348&xtid=40876

 

IN TEXT 

(Peters, 1985).

YouTube 

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

Troy, J. (2015, April 7). Miscue analysis read aloud [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Z6-V0emQtc

 

IN TEXT 

(Troy, 2015).

REFERENCE

(For more examples, begin on page 341 in the 7th edition)

[ Example ]

D'Arcangelo, M. (Producer). (2007). A visit to a school moving toward differentiation [DVD]. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. 

 

IN TEXT 

(D'Arcangelo, 2007).

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Note

Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. for more examples of audiovisual media (beginning on page 342, sections 10.12-10.14) and social media (beginning page 348, section 10.15) reference citations or figures (pages 225-250, sections 7.22-7.36)

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