The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Asociation is the offical guide of APA citation formatting. You can find the manual at the reference desk and in the reference section of the library's collection.
PowerPoint Presentations on different aspects of APA style.
The Purdue OWL APA Formattting and Style Guide is another helpful resource for APA citation. In text citions (giving credit for any quotes, facts, paraphrases, or summaries in your paper) and creating a list of references.
The APA Style Blog is a great resource for those hard to answer questions, like when do you use a DOI, how to cite a YouTube comment, and more.
MyBib: enter information about your book, article, or website and MyBib will create a citation
Need more help? This excellent video series by the Memorial University Libraries explains how to cite using APA in a step-by-step process.
When you use outside sources, you will need to create a References page that tells your reader all the information they need to find the source themselves if they want to.
See the examples below of commonly used resources.
For more information about creating a Reference list, see Purdue OWL's APA Formatting guides. There you will find examples of how to cite many different types of sources.
Last Name, First initial. (Year). Title. Publisher.
Highmore, B. (2001). Everyday life and cultural theory. Routledge.
Author Last Name, Initials. (year). Article title. Journal title, volume(issue), page range. DOI
Jones-Smith, J. C., Dieckmann, M. G., Gottlieb, L., Chow, J., & Fernald, L. H. (2014). Socioeconomic status and trajectory of overweight from birth to mid-childhood: The early childhood longitudinal study-birth cohort. Plos ONE, 9(6), 1-10. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0100181
Format for citing an entire website:
Title of Website. (Year, Month website page was published). Title of Website Article. Retrieved from http://websitepage.org
Format for citing a page from a website:
Authors Last Name, First initial. (Year, Month website page was published). Title of Website Article. Title of Website Page. Retrieved from http://www.websitepage.org
Cain, A., & Burris, M. (1999, April). Investigation of the use of mobile phones while driving. Retrieved January 15, 2000,
Image from Artstor
Artist/Owner/Creator. (Date of Production or n.d.) Title of Work/Image Name. [Format]. Retrieved from URL
Monet, C. (1877). La gare, Saint Lazare, Paris. [Oil on canvas]. Retrieved from http://library.artstor.org
Basic Format for a Short Quote
Introduce the quotation with a signal phrase that includes the author’s last name followed by the year of publication in parentheses. Put the page number (preceded by “p.”) in parentheses after the quotation.
|Critser (2003) noted that despite growing numbers of overweight
Americans, many health care providers still “remain either in
ignorance or outright denial about the health danger to the poor
and the young” (p. 5).
Basic Format for a Longer Quote
Longer quotes are indented to set them off.
A Report by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (2004) outlined trends that may have contributed to the
|According to Carmona (2004), the cost of treating obesity is
exceeded only by the cost of treating illnesses from tobacco use.
To create a hanging indent in a Microsoft Word document, go to Paragraph -> Indents and Spacing -> Indentation -> Special -> Hanging. See the illustration below.