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UALR Ottenheimer Library

APA Style Help Guide

Citing Print Resources

Below are sample citations for the most common print resources, based on the 6thedition. Please refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association for clarification or additional information about citing other resources.

 

 

Book

Jenkins, H. (2006). Fans, bloggers, and gamers: Exploring

     participatory culture. New York, NY: New York University Press.

 

Second or Subsequent Editions of a Book

Kim, H. S., & Kollak, I. (Eds.). (2006). Nursing theories: Conceptual &

     philosophical foundations (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Springer.

  • As shown in the example above, if there are editors instead of authors, include Ed. (one editor) or Eds. (more than one editor) in parentheses.

 

Chapter of an Edited Book

Smith, T. (2009). No tributes to Caesar: Good or evil in Atlas Shrugged. In

     R. Mayhew (Ed.), Essays on Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged (pp. 275-298).

     Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield.

 

 

Book or Report by a Nongovernmental Agency

Institute of Medicine. (2003). Hidden costs, value lost: Uninsurance in

     America. Washington, DC: National Academies Press.

 

Encyclopedia Entry

Makeup. (2004). In S. Pendergast & T. Pendergast (Eds.), Fashion,
 
costume, and culture: Clothing, headwear, body decorations,
 
 
and footwear through the ages (Vol. 5, pp. 768-769). Detroit, MI: UXL.

 
  • If author is listed, include their name(s) before the title of the entry.
  • If edition is listed, include it before the volume information.

 

 Journal Article with DOI

Knutson, J. F., Johnson, C. R., & Sullivan, P. M. (2004). Disciplinary choices

     of mothers of deaf children and mothers of normally hearing children. Child

     Abuse & Neglect, 28, 925-937. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2004.04.005

  

 

  • Most journals are paginated by volume. Journals that are paginated by volume begin with page 1 in issue 1 and continue page numbering in the following issues. Example of a journal paginated by volume: Issue 1 has page numbers 1-90, issue 2 has page numbers 91-150, and so on. 
    • Include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number if the journal is paginated by issue.  Journals that are paginated by issue start with page 1 each issue.   

 

  • DOI should be in lower case (doi). There is no period after the last digit of the DOI.

 

 

Journal Article without DOI

Welch, K., & Payne, A. A. (2010). Racial threat and punitive school

     discipline. Social Problems, 57, 25-48.

 

 

  • Most journals are paginated by volume. Journals that are paginated by volume begin with page 1 in issue 1 and continue page numbering in the following issues. Example of a journal paginated by volume: Issue 1 has page numbers 1-90, issue 2 has page numbers 91-150, and so on. 
    • Include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number if the journal is paginated by issue.  Journals that are paginated by issue start with page 1 each issue.  

 

Magazine Article 

 Grunwald, M., & Scherer, M. (2010, February 8). The main streeters vs. the

     wall streeters. Time, 175(5), 30-31.

 

  • Include the issue number in parentheses after the volume number if the magazine is paginated by issue.  Magazines that are paginated by issue start with page 1 each issue.
    • If a magazine is paginated by volume, do not include the issue number in parentheses. Magazines that are paginated by volume begin with page one 1 in issue 1 and continue page numbering in the following issues. Example of a magazine paginated by volume: Issue 1 has page numbers 1-90, issue 2 has page numbers 91-150, and so on. 
  • If the article does not appear on sequential pages (i.e. 30-35), list the page numbers and separate them by comma (i.e. 18-23, 25).   

 

Newspaper Article

Kritz, F. L. (2009, July 14). Asthma study cites misuse of inhalers. The Washington

     Post, p. HE06.

 

  • Include the word "The" if it is at the beginning of a newspaper title.
  • Use p. if there is one page and pp. for articles longer than a page
  • If the article does not appear on sequential pages (i.e. 30-35), list the page numbers and separate them by comma (i.e. 18-23, 25).   

 

Brochure

Health Communications Center. (2008). Your blood pressure [Brochure].

     Chicago, IL: Author.

 

  • Include the word Brochure in brackets after the title, as shown in the example.
  • When the author is the same as the publisher, use "Author"  (without quotes) as publisher name.

 

Occupational Outlook Handbook

U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2010, January).

     Librarian. In Occupational Outlook Handbook, (2010-11 ed., pp. 270-273).

     Washington, D.C.: GPO.

 

Mental Measurements Yearbook - Test Review

 

Sandoval, J. (2003). Test review of the Woodcock-Johnson III.

      In B. S. Plake, J. C. Impara, & R. A. Spies (Eds.), The fifteenth

      mental measurements yearbook (pp. 1024-1028). Lincoln, NE:

      Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

 

DOIs: Digital Object Identifiers

Many publishers are now using the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) System -- commonly referred to as DOI or DOI numbers -- to provide unique and persistent identifiers for journal articles.

The 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Associationincorporates DOI numbers for journal articles if they are available.

EXAMPLE OF DOI NUMBER:

10.1016/j.tmaid.2010.11.003

Here are some suggestions on where to look for a DOI for a journal article that you wish to cite:

  • On the first page of an article. The DOI may be listed at the top or bottom of the page.
  • If you retrieve the article from one of the library's databases, the DOI may be included with the identifying information (such as title and authors) provided by the database.
  • Try performing a search inCrossRefwhich offers a DOI lookup option.

Keep in mind that not all journal publishers use the DOI System.

For additional information about the DOI System, please refer to pages 188-192 in the 6th edition of the Publication Manual.