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Citation Style Guides: APA 6th

APA Style Manual

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition

APA 6th Style Manual

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APA Book Citations

There are a few essential elements of a book citation, including author(s), title, publisher, and year of publication.

When following APA style, make note of the particular capitalization conventions in the title, how author initials—not full first names—are used, and that the year of publication follows the author. Here is a color-coded guide to creating book citations, followed by additional examples:

Lastname, A. A. (Year). Title of book italicized. Location: Publisher Name.

Book:

 

Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.

Book Chapter:
Wheeler, S. C., DeMarree, K. G., & Petty, R. E. (2005). The roles of the self in priming-to-

behavior effects. In A. Tesser, J. V. Wood & D. A. Stapel (Eds.), On building, defending and regulating the self: A psychological perspective (pp. 245-271). New York: Psychology Press.

Edited Book:
Schwartz, S. J., Luyckx, K., & Vignoles, V.L. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of identity theory

and research. New York: Springer.

APA Periodical Citations

Journal article citations include both the title of the article and the title of the journal, the volume and/or issue numbers, and page numbers. They do not contain the name and location of the publisher.

Newspaper and magazine citations are similar to journal citations, but contain a precise publication date and not an issue number.

When following APA style, make note of the particular capitalization conventions in the title, how author initials—not full first names—are used, and that the year of publication follows the author. Here is a color-coded guide to citing a journal article, followed by additional examples:

Lastname, A. A. (Year). Article title in lower case: Subtitles

and proper nouns capitalized. Periodical Title Italicized, volume(issue), pages.

Journal Article:

Kruger, J., & Dunning, D. (1999). Unskilled and unaware of it: How difficulties in recognizing

one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77(6), 1121-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3514.77.6.1121

Newspaper Article:

Tierney, J. (2007, Nov. 6). Go ahead, rationalize. Monkeys do it, too. The New York Times,
p. F1.

Magazine Article:

Mehta, S. (2014, Feb. 3). The superiority complex. Time, 183, 34-39.

APA Website Citations

Lastname, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address

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