APA citation style – some examples

APA (6th ed.) Reference List & corresponding in-text citation

Examples of APA Style (6th ed.) references for Book, Chapter in a book, Journal article, Article in newspaper / magazine, Blog entry, Audio podcast, Video weblog, Wikipedia article, and Social media page.

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BOOK – Basic format
Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Eg. Synder, C. H. (2003). The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

In-text citation: (Synder, 2003).

Eg. Heath, C., & Heath, D. (2010). Switch : How to change things when change is hard. New York: Broadway Books.

In-text citation: (Heath & Heath, 2010).

CHAPTER IN AN EDITED BOOK – Basic format
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Eg. Fenwick, P. (2000). Current methods of investigation in neuroscience. In M. Velmans (Ed.), Investigating phenomenal consciousness (19-32). Amsterdam: Benjamins.

In-text citation: (Fenwick, 2000).

JOURNAL ARTICLE – Basic format
Author, A. A., Author, B. B. & Author, C. C. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, volume number(issue number), pages.

Eg. Swartling, D. J., & Morgan, C. (1998). Lemon cells revisited – the lemon powered calculator. Journal of Chemical Education, 75(2), 181-182.

In-text citation: (Swartling & Morgan, 1998).

ARTICLE IN DAILY NEWSPAPER, WITH AUTHOR
Ee, S. (2014, January 9). Small car COE category sees premium dip. The Business Times, pp. 2.

ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE, WITH AUTHOR
Cobb, C. E. (1993, June). Bangladesh : When the water comes. National Geographic, 118-134.

BLOG ENTRY, WITH AUTHOR
Tao, T. [Terence]. (2010, April 21). Write in your own voice [Blog post]. Retrieved January 23, 2014 from http://terrytao.wordpress.com/2010/04/21/write-in-your-own-voice/

In-text citation: (Tao, 2010).

AUDIO PODCAST
BBC. (2013, Dec 9). Discovery : Self-healing materials. BBC World Service Discovery. Podcast retrieved from http://www.bbc.co.uk/podcasts/series/discovery

In-text citation : (BBC, 2013).

VIDEO WEBLOG POST
ScienceOnline. (2006, November 24). Create a lemon battery [Video file]. Video posted to http://www.youtube.com/watch?gl=CA&v=AY9qcDCFeVI

In-text citation : (ScienceOnline, 2006).

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE
Lemon battery. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved January 24, 2014 from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lemon_battery

In-text citation : (“Lemon battery,” n.d.).

SOCIAL MEDIA PAGE
Day, F. [Felicia]. [ca. 2013]. Posts [Google+ page]. Retrieved January 23, 2013 from https://plus.google.com/+FeliciaDay/posts

In-text citation: (Day, 2013).

For more examples of citing social media content, refer to  APA Style blog

If there is no identifiable author or date, check this table for the permutations of information that might occur with an online reference and shows how to adapt the reference.

For additional examples of APA citation style, refer to resources provided by Purdue Online Writing Lab

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