The box below shares examples of citing sources in APA citation style. These are just a few examples. Use the link above to the APA Citation Style Guide for many more examples and to learn more.
Organization Name OR Author’s Last name, First Initial. (Date page was created or updated). Title of web page. Website name. URL
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year webpage was last updated/published, Month Day if given). Title of page: Subtitle (if any). Website name. URL
Kmec, J. (2012, March 13). Where’s the Boss? And What Counts as “Work”? The Society Pages. https://thesocietypages.org/socimages/2012/03/13/wheres-the-boss-and-what-counts-as-work/
Corporation/Group/Organization's Name. (Year report was last updated/published, Month Day if given). Title of report: Subtitle if given (Pub. No. Publication Number if given). Website Name if different from author. URL
Citation Example for your class (please note that APA urges users to find the copyright holder, which in this case is not Molview. For your class, please use the citation format below, as it points to and credits the source used.):
Molview. (n.d.). Caffeine citrate information card. https://molview.org/?cid=6241
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number), first page number-last page number. DOI formatted as a hyperlink
Bailey, N.W. (2012). Evolutionary models of extended phenotypes. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 27(3), 561-569. https://doi.org/10.1037/rev0000126
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number), first page number-last page number.
Note: The APA Manual (7th ed.) recommends not including the database or the URL of the journal home page for online articles without a DOI.
Carlisle, D. (2012). In the line of fire. Nursing Standard, 26(39), 18-19.
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of article: Subtitle if any. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number if given). URL
Flachs, A. (2010). Food for thought: The social impact of community gardens in the Greater Cleveland Area. Electronic Green Journal, 1(30). https://escholarship.org/uc/item/6bh7j4z4
Basic Format - PARAPHRASING:
(Author's Last Name, Date of Publication)
Basic Format - DIRECT QUOTATIONS
(Author's Last Name, Date of Publication, p. #)
Chocolate is often viewed as a junk food, but its value as unique nutritional source should not be underestimated. In fact, a survey of early South Pole explorer diaries shows that larger chocolate rations “may have been a deciding factor between Roald Amundsen’s successful trek to the South Pole and the fatal attempt by Robert Scott” (West, 2009, p. 110). The fact that chocolate was not seen as a frivolity, but deemed important enough staple to pack on these grueling expeditions is a testament to its value in the human diet. Also, there is the more modern comparison that M&M’s chocolate candies were chosen for military expeditions in World War II because they were an energy boosting snack that also did not easily melt (Mirrer, 2018).
Three or more Authors
Strong, et al. (1999) compared marital fidelity...
...incidence of drought increased 10% (“Weather Patterns,” 2009).
[full title = “Weather patterns wreak havoc for Oklahoma farmers”]
...Orissi dance has undergone a major revival since the 1950s (Gupta, n.d.)
With Page Number
With No Page Number
“Visualization techniques have proven effective for breast cancer patients” (Smith, 1997, Mind over Matter section, para. 6).
[if possible include heading names or paragraph numbers to help readers locate the passage]
You need to convince your audience that you are a credible speaker. Building on the work of others lends authority to your presentation.
You need to prove that your information comes from solid, reliable sources that your audience can trust.
You need to give credit to others for their ideas, data, images (even on PowerPoint slides), and words to avoid plagiarism.
You need to leave a path for your audience so they can locate your sources.
For ex: When citing Magazine, Journal, or Newspaper articles