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Welcome to the APA Citation Examples Page!

The examples presented on this page are those most requested by Mohawk College students and are based on the 6th editions of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association and the APA style guide to electronic resourcesIf you don't see the source you are looking for, please ask a member of the Library staff for assistance.

Formats for "in text" citations are for the first time an item is cited.  Please see p.177 of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association  for examples of formatting subsequent citations.

Do not format your References list like this page.  These are examples of individual citations only.  In your final References list,  you will list each citation once in alphabetical order by the author's last name.

 

Examples - Online journals

Notes on journals: APA rule 6.32 (p. 189-192) tells you to use the DOI if one has been assigned.  If a DOI has been assigned, no further information is required.  (See "DOI help" tab for information on where to find DOIs.)

If there is no DOI, you need to provide the home page URL of the journal, book or report publisher. Do a quick Google search to find the url.


References List

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Journal Article with a DOI

In Text Citation

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Author, D., & Author, E. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pag-es.

     http://doi: 12.345.6789

 (Author, Author, & Author, Date)

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Andrys, O. (2011). Proving the pudding: Optimising the structure of academic development.          

     Journal of Higher Education Policy & Management, 33(5), 485-496. http://doi:

     10.1080/1360080X.2011.605223

(Conforms with rules of APA style guide to electronic resources, 6th ed.)

(Andrys, 2011)a

a

Journal Article without a DOI

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (Date). Title of journal article. Title of Journal,

     volume(issue), pag-es. Retrieved from www.journalhomepage.com

(Author, Author, & Author, Date)

a

Gallard, A. J., Albritton, F., & Morgan, M. W. (2010). A comprehensive cost/benefit model:  

     Developmental student success impact. Journal of Developmental Education, 34(1),

     10-25. Retrieved from http://ncde.appstate.edu/publications/journal-developmental-education-jde

(Gallard, Albritton, & Morgan, 2010)

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Examples - Other online resources

 References List

In Text Citation
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Web document

Author. (Date). Title of web document. Retrieved from www.webpageaddress.com

a

(Author, Date)

a

Health Canada. (2006). The national strategy: Moving forward- the 2006

     progress report on tobacco control. Retrieved from http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca

     /hl-vw/pubc/tobac-tabac/prtc-relct-2006/index_e.htm

(Health Canada, 2006)

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Web document, no author or date
Title. (n.d.). Retrieved from www.websiteaddress.com ("Title," n.d.)
a
What goes in and out of hydraulic fracturing? (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.dangersoffracking.com ("What Goes," n.d.)
a
Newspaper article

Author, A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from

     http://www.websiteaddress.com

(Author, Year)

a

Zerbisias, A. (2009, February 19). Twitpics, retworts, hashtags and twicks: Just when you have

     figured out Facebook, everybody's talking Twitter. The Hamilton Spectator. Retrieved

     from http://www.thespec.com/

(Zerbisias, 2009)

a

a

Blog entry

A Author. (Year, Month Day). Title [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://www.websiteaddress.com  

(Author, Year)

BRAIN_blog. (2011, August 9). Need help getting started? Try our guides & tutorials! Retrieved

from http://librarybrainblog.wordpress.com/

(BRAIN_blog, 2011)

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Video - Library Online / YouTube

Creator, A. (Year, Month Day). Title [Video file]. Retrieved from http://www.websiteaddress.com

(Creator, Date)

ConceptMedia. (2008). Effective communication [Video file]. Retrieved from http://lib-media.

     mohawkcollege.ca /index.php?vid=Helping_Interview-Part1

(ConceptMedia, 2008)

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Material posted on eLearn

 Use the following format to cite things like lecture notes, Powerpoint presentations, etc. created by your teacher and posted in eLearn. 

References List


                                                                                                     

In Text Citation



    

Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL of document in eLearn

Williamson, C. (2014, January 9). How to cite class notes using APA [PowerPoint presentation].   

          Retrieved from https://elearn.mohawkcollege.ca

 (Williamson,  2014)
 

Examples - Books

References List

   In Text Citation   

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__________________

One author

Author, A. (Year). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

a

McWhorter, K. T. (2004). College reading and study skills. New York, NY: Pearson/Longman.      

(Author last name, Date)

a

(McWhorter, 2004)     

Two authors

Author, A., & Author, B. (Date). Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

a

Hodgson, J. D., & Graham, J. L. (2000). Doing business with the new Japan.

     Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

(Authors' last names, date)

a

(Hodgson & Graham, 2000)

Chapter in an edited book

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor

(Eds.)Title of book (edition, volume and/or pp. pa-ges of chapter). Location: Publisher.

 

Ruchala, P., & Clauson, M. (2009). Young to middle adulthood. In P.A. Potter, A. G. Perry, J.C.

Ross-Kerr, & M.J. Woods (Eds.), Canadian fundamentals of nursing (4th ed., pp. 363-376).

Toronto, ON: Elsevier.

(Authors' last names, date)

a

a

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(Ruchala & Clauson, 2009)

a

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E-book

In Text Citation

_______________________________________________________________________

__________________

Author, B. (Year). Title. Retrieved from http://www.websiteaddress.com

a

Taylor, R. (2005). The complete mind makeover: Transform your life and achieve success.

      Retrieved from http://www.ebscohost.com

(Author last name, Date)

a

(Taylor, 2005)

 

 

In text citation ONLY; no reference list entry needed

When material is not recoverable (like personal interviews, private letters, memos, or telephone conversations),  cite it in text as a personal communication (APA, 2010, p. 17).  Include both the initial and surname of the communicator in the in text citation. Do not include the information in the References list.



References List

______________________________________

In Text Citation

___________________________________

    
None

(Interviewee, personal communication, Month  Day, Year)

(A. Smith, personal communication, January 1, 2011)

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