APA Style comes from the American Psychological Association and is a commonly used format for the social sciences. The current version is the Sixth Edition, released in 2009. APA provides guidance for writing practices including formatting, language style and citations.
This guide is designed to assist with APA Style citations. For writing and formatting guidelines, consult the Publication Manual, on reserve at the circulation desk in the library.
Librarians are available to provide assistance with APA style and can be contacted by IM chat, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, phone (610-902-8537), or in person at the library reference desk.
A copy of the Sixth Edition Publication Manual is on reserve at the circulation desk.
|Audio Recording||Blog entry||Book|
|Book Chapter||Data set from a database||Document available on university program or department site|
|Electronic book||Entry in a reference book|
|ERIC document||Government document, accessed online||Government reports, GPO publisher, accessed online|
|Image||Internet document||Internet document, no author identified, no date|
|Interviews, email and other personal communication||Journal citation with up to six authors (print)
||Journal citation with seven or more authors (print)|
|Journal citation with a digital object identifier (DOI) with seven or more authors (electronic)
||Journal citation with a digital object identifier (DOI) with up to six authors (electronic)
||Journal citation without a DOI (electronic)
||Music recording||Newspaper Citation|
|Photograph||Professional website||Reference Book|
|Technical and/or research reports, accessed online||Television broadcast||Television show from a series|
|Videocassette / DVD|
The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) is a great resource when citing soruces with APA style (among others). It not only provides examples in a format and style guide but also gives the theory behind citation styles and why they are used.