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Check with your Instructor to verify the format required for your paper. For additional information, consult The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association in the Library and Using American Psychological Association (APA) Format at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ for additional information. For interactive help building your citations, try Son of Citation Machine at http://citationmachine.net/index2.php?reqstyleid=1 .

APA requires a hanging indent and double-spacing for its citations.

Book APA Format Example  
One Author
Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Date). Title of work. Location: Publisher
Casson, L. (2001). Libraries in the ancient world. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.
 
Two to Six Authors
Author last name, First initial. Middle Initial., & Author last name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Date). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
Natarajan, R. J., & Chaturvedi, R. T. (1983). Geology of the Indian Ocean. New York, NY: Random House.
 
More than Six Authors
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., et al. (Date). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
 
 
Editor
Editor last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Ed.). (Date). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
Meyer, M. A. (Ed.) (1999). Why murder?. New York, NY: Wiley.
 
ebook
Editor last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Ed.). (Date). Title of work. Location: Publisher. Retrieved from home-page-of-source
Carr, A. (2003). Abnormal psychology. Philadelphia, PA: Taylor & Francis e-Library. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com/lib/emcc/
 
 
 
Encyclopedia APA Format Example  
One Author
Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Date). Title of article. In Title of publication (Vol., pp.) Location: Publisher.
Bergman, P. G. (1998). Relativity. In The new encyclopedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp. 501-508). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica.
 
No Author
Editor last name, First initial (Ed.). (Date). Title of article In Title of publication (Vol., pp.) Location: Publisher.
Saide, S. (Ed). (1992). Drugs. In Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 2, pp. 243-250). New York, NY: Dover.
 
 
 
Periodical Article APA Format Example  
Magazine
Author last name, First initial, Middle initial (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume number, Pages.
Kandel, T. C. (2000, July 10). Brain power. Time, 34, 23-26.
 
Journal: continuous page numbers
Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume number, Pages.
Wolchik, S. A. (2001). Adolescent drug abuse. American Psychological Bulletin, 123, 786-792.
 
Journal: each issue begins page 1
Author last name, First initial Middle initial., (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, Volume (Issue), Pages.
Parmer, S. (2000). Divorce and children.Consulting Psychology Journal, 45(3), 12-21.
 
Article in an online database
Same as print but add Retrieved from home-page-of-source
Parmer, S. (2000), Divorce and children. Consulting Psychology Journal, 45(3), 12-21. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx
 
 
 
Web Site APA Format Example  
With Author
Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Date of web page). Title. Retrieved from web address
Anderson, S. (2001, April 10). Psychiatric drugs. Retrieved from http://www.Psychdrugs.org