Read here to find basic rules for referencing and citing using APA.
For example, did you know that your Bibliography needs to be in alphabetical order? Do you know the difference between a Reference List and a Bibliography?
This site gives the overall 'pattern' or template used for each type of resource. You just need to substitute your information for each resource.
|Book > single author||Journal > single author||Website > author known|
|Book > 2 - 6 authors||Journal > 2 - 6 authors||Website > author unknown|
|Book > 7 or more authors||Journal > 7 or more authors||Document within website (eg. CSIRO, MyGrammar)|
|Book > corporate author||Journal > no author||Streaming video (eg. YouTube)|
|Book > no author||Magazine > weekly||Streaming audio (eg. podcasts)|
|Book > edited (single and multiple editors)||Newspaper|
|Book > chapter|
|Book > multivolume (eg. anthologies)||AUDIOVISUAL SOURCES||OTHER|
|Book > preface, introduction etc.||Film||Lecture/Class notes|
|DVD||Personal communication (eg. emails, interviews)|
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Single author - Cipkowski, P. (1991). Revolution in Eastern Europe. New York: John Wiley & Sons.
2-6 authors - Mason, K., & Fielden, P. (2007). Republic to Reich: A History of Germany, 1918-1939 (3rd ed.).Boston: McGraw-Hill.
7 or more authors - Cite only the first author, followed by et al.
Corporate author - Oregon State University Soil Ecology Center. (1982). A directory of Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) Farms. Columbus, OH: Natural Resources Institute.
No author -
Tizol, W.P. (1976). Brain function and memory. In J.M.O. Corney & H.L. Center (Eds.). An inside look at what we think we know. (pp. 154-184). Springfield, IL: American Psychiatric Press.
Bauzá, R.H. (1982). Manitoba nematodes. Journal of Cool Nematodes, 10, 252-264.
Gillespie, R.C., & Tupac, R.M. (1976). How confident people dance. American Dancing, 225, 82-90.
The lamb business. (1992, September 11). Willamette Valley Lamb, 97, 47-48.
Waite, L. J., Goldschneider, F. K., & Witsberger, C. (1986). Nonfamily living and the erosion of traditional family orientations among young adults. American Sociological Review, 51 (4), 541-554.
Pozo, E. R. (2008, November 19). The way she loved me. Personal Literature, 290, 1113-1120.
Parker, S.A. (1947). Fetal development. In International encyclopedia of pregnancy (Vol. 7, pp. 202-207). New York: Aesculapius Publishers.
Amazing women. (1955, January 12). The Journal News, pp. D11, D14.
Electronic Journal Article From a Database
Tjader, J.W., Coltrane, J.A., & Taylor, A.A. (1995). A history of mockery. American Psychologist, 50, 750-765. Retrieved from PsycINFO database.
Electronic Journal Article (print version)
Rodriguez, G., Puente, S., & Mayfield , J. (2001). Role of upbringing in family attitudes. [Electronic version]. Journal of Family Research, 5, 117-123.
Summers, M. (2007) Cool scenes. Retrieved August 27, 2007, from http://coolscenesilove.edu/