APA Citation has been broken down into two sections: Print Sources and Online Sources. For additional examples and instruction, ask a teacher or librarian, stop by the Academic Resource Center, or visit the Purdue Online Writing Lab.
Basic Book Format:
Author. Last, first initial. (Date). Title (italicized). Publisher.
(In the case of multiple authors, all are noted – separated by commas, with “&” sign before final author’s last name.)
Davis, R. E. (2006). Modern chemistry. Rinehart and Winston.
In APA periodical citation, authors are named by their last name followed by initials; the publication year goes between parentheses and is followed by a period. Only the first word and proper nouns are capitalized for article titles. Periodical titles are written in title case and followed by the volume number, which, with the title, is also italicized.
Scholarly Journal Article from a Library Database With DOI:
Rees, C. E., & Monrouxe, L. V. (2010). “I should be lucky ha ha ha ha”: The construction of power, identity and gender through laughter within medical workplace learning encounters. Journal of
Pragmatics, 42(12), 3384-3399. doi:10.1016/j.pragma.2010.05.004
Online Newspaper Article:
Angier, N. (2010, December 13). Musk oxen live to tell a survivors' tale. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com