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Citation Style Guide

APA Style help resources

For the most up-to-date citation assistance, please use the American Psychological Association's 

 APA Style and Grammar Guidelines.


Purdue Online Writing Lab's APA Style Formatting and Style Guide.



*Citation examples from APA Style and Grammar Guidelines.*

Journal or Newspaper citations

Below are sample citations for the most common and general electronic resources, based on the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association If you have the Publication Manual, please refer to Sections 10.1-10.8

Journal article:

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture8(3), 207–217.

Newspaper article:

Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The Washington Post, A1, A4.


Print or electronic book

Print Book:

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.


Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

Chapter in a book:

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Website References


CDC [@CDCgov]. (2020, June 11). Scientists do not know if having antibodies to the virus that causes #COVID19 can protect someone from getting infected again [Image attached] [Tweet]. Twitter.

Organization webpage:

World Health Organization. (2018, May 24). The top 10 causes of death.


Meraji, S. M., & Demby, G. (Hosts). (2016–present). Code switch [Audio podcast]. National Public Radio.