Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Sixth Edition
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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:
Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.
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.
Schwartz, S. J., Luyckx, K., & Vignoles, V.L. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of identity theory
and research. New York: Springer.
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:
and proper nouns capitalized. Periodical Title Italicized, volume(issue), pages.
one's own incompetence lead to inflated self-assessments. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 77(6), 1121-34. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0022-3518.104.22.1681
Mehta, S. (2014, Feb. 3). The superiority complex. Time, 183, 34-39.
Lastname, A. A. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://Web address