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Books

How to construct references for books
Author Date Title Source
Author(s) (Year of Publication)

Title of book.

Publisher Name. 

Editor. (Ed.)   -or-

Editors. (Eds.)

(Year of Publication) Title of book. Publisher Name. 

Examples:

Ellison, C. W. (2009). Miami University, 1809-2009: Bicentennial perspectives. Ohio University Press.

Hicks, J.L. & Long, J.H. (2020) Makerspace for adults: Best practices and great projects. Rowman & Littlefield.

APA Manual pp. 321-322, Section 10.2

Chapter in an Edited Book

How to construct references for chapters from edited books
Chapter Author Date  Chapter Title Source
Author(s). (Year)

Title of chapter.

In Editor (Ed.), Title of book (page range). Publisher Name.   -or-

In Editors (Eds.), Title of book (page range). Publisher Name.

Example:

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). Guilford Press.

APA Manual p. 326, Section 10.3

Articles in Scholarly Journals

How to construct references for scholarly articles
Author Date Title Source
Author(s). (Year)

Title of article

Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), page range.

Examples:

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207–217.

Jerrentrup, A., Mueller, T., Glowalla, U., Herder, M., Henrichs, N., Neubauer, A., & Schaefer, J. R. (2018). Teaching medicine with the help of “Dr. House”. PLoS ONE, 13(3).

APA Manual p. 316, Section 10.1 

Articles in Popular Magazines

How to construct references for popular magazine articles
Author Date Title Source
Author(s).

(Year, Month Day)   - or-

(Year, Month)

Title of article

Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), page range.

Examples:

Calabresi, M., & Harrell, E. (2010, December 20). Winning the Info War. Time, 176(25), 20.

Lange, K. E. (2003, September). Winged mummy of ancient Peru. National Geographic, 204(3), 44.

APA Manual p. 320, Section 10.1

Newspaper Articles

How to construct references for newspaper articles
Author Date Title Source
Author(s).

(Year, Month Day) 

Title of article

Title of Newspaper, page range. 

Example:

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post,  A1, A4.

APA Manual p. 320, Section 10.1

Encyclopedia Entries

How to construct references for encyclopedia, dictionary, or thesaurus
Chapter Author Date  Chapter Title Source
Author(s). (Year)

Title of entry.

In Editor (Ed.), Title of book (Edition, Volume, page range). Publisher Name.   -or-

In Editors (Eds.), Title of book (page range). Publisher Name.

Name of Group  (Year) Title of entry.

In Title of book (page range). Publisher Name.  

*Only include edition and volume information within the citation if it is available. 

Examples:

Browning, M. (2002). Peru. In R. Marlow-Ferguson (Ed.), World education encyclopedia, (2nd ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1045-1055). Detroit, MI: Gale Group Thomson Learning.

APA Manual p. 328, Section 10.3

Government Reports

How to construct references for government, technical, or research reports
Author Date Title Source

Author(s)   -or-

Government Agency

(Year).

Title of report.   -or-

Title of report (Report number).

Publisher Name.

Example:

U.S. Department of Labor. (1998). Child care: A workforce issue. Government Printing Office. 

APA Manual pp. 329-332, Section 10.4 covers additional types of reports and gray literature

Creating a References Page

In APA style your bibliography should be called References.

The reference list should be double-spaced with a hanging indent used for each citation.

Within your References list, your references should be in alphabetical order based on the author's last name. If there is no author listed, use the title of the source.