APA Style Documentation Style:

Creating Reference List and In-text Citations


Your Reference List
Basic Rules

Sample Reference List

Formatting Reference List Entries

Basic Format for Print Sources

Examples of Print Source Entries


Article or Chapter in a Book

Government Publication

Book/Article with no author/editor

Encyclopedia Entry

Magazine Article, one author

Journal aricle, one author

Journal article, three to six authors

Journal article, six plus authors

Work discussed in a secondary source

Basic Format for Electronic Sources

Examples of Electronic Source Entries

Journal or Newspaper Article Retreived from an Online Database or Service

Online Journal Article

Chapter or Section of Online Document

Message Posted to Online Group or Forum

In-Text Citations

Basic Rules
What to include in in-text citation

Where to place in-text citations

What to do when paraphrasing

What to do when quoting