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Book by One Author

Author(s) or Editor(s). (Year of Publication). Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher.


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


APA Manual pp. 202-203, Section 7.02

Chapter in an Edited Volume

Author(s). (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In Editor(s) (Ed(s).), Title of book (page range of entry). Place of Publication: Publisher.


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). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

APA Manual pp. 202-204, Section 7.02

Articles in Scholarly Journals

Author(s). (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), page range.


Light, M. A., & Light, I. H. (2008). The geographic expansion of Mexican immigration in the United States and its implications for local law enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8(1), 73-82.


APA Manual pp. 198-200, Section 7.01

Articles in Popular Magazines

Author(s). (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of PeriodicalVolume(Issue), page range.



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. 200, Section 7.01 

Newspaper Articles

For newspaper articles, page numbers should begin with p. or pp. If the article appears on discontinuous pages, separate the numbers with a comma. For example, pp. A5, A8-A9.

Author(s). (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, pp. page numbers.


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


APA Manual p. 200, Section 7.01  

Encyclopedia Entries

Author(s). (Year). Title of article. In Editor(s) (Eds.), Title of encyclopedia (Edition, Vol. number, pp. page range). Place of publication: Publisher.


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 pp. 204-205, Section 7.02

Government Documents

If a report number exists, place it in parentheses after the title. 

Author(s) or Government Agency. (Year). Title of Publication (Report Number). Place of Publication: Publisher.


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

APA Manual p. 205, Section 7.03

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.