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Citing Your Sources

This LibGuide was designed to provide you with assistance in citing your sources when writing an academic paper.


This guide has been updated to reflect the 7th Edition of the APA Manual.
The 7th Edition was published in October 2019. A handout with the major changes in the new editions is linked below. At the bottom of this page is a section on the 6th Edition for those who have not transferred to the 7th.

APA is the style and citation guide for NursingPsychologyCriminal JusticeBusiness, Human Resources, Education and other social sciences. 

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Common Reference Citations (7th Ed)

APA reference citations have four elements: author, publication date, title, and source. These examples are color-coded for your reference.

Journal Article
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #-#, https://doi.org/xxxx (if available)

Rawlings, D., & Tieman, J. (2015). Patient and care information: Can they read and understand it? An example from palliative care. Australian
          Nursing & Midwifery Journal
, 58(2), 43-52. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.compedu.2011.08.021

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book. Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Armenta, A. (2017). Protect, serve, and deport: The rise of policing as immigration enforcement. University of California Press.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Bologna, C. (2018, June 27). What happens to your mind and body when you feel homesick? HuffPost.
          https://www.huffpost.com/entry/what-happens-mind-body homesick_n_5b201ebde4b09d7a3d77eee1

Name of Group. (Date). Title of work. Site Name (if different from author). URL

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety. https://www.who.int/features/qa/84/en/ 

6th Edition of APA Resources

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