FAQs Citing in APA Style

In general, when citing print articles include: author(s), date, article title, journal title, volume, issue, and pages. If a DOI (Digital Object identifier) is given, include that.


Bromhan, L. (2003). What Can DNA Tell Us About the Cambrian Explosion? Integrative and Comparative Biology, 43, 148-156.

Weiss, J. A., Lunsky, Y., & Morin, D. (2010). Psychology graduate student training in developmental disability: A Canadian survey. Canadian Psychology, 51(3), 177-184. doi:10.1037/a0019733.

In general, when citing print books include: author(s), year, title, place of publication, and publisher.


Zipes, J. (2002) The Brothers Grimm: from enchanted forests to the modern world. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

For information about citing full-text articles from library databases, see How to Cite Full Text.

Other Resources

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition, 2nd printing, 2010
Reference Desk (second copy on Reference Table on 2nd floor at top of center stairs)
***PLEASE NOTE: There are serious errors with the first printing of the manual. Make sure you only use the 2nd printing.

APA Style Tips (APA)

APA Style (University of Wisconsin-Madison Writing Center)

R-MC Writing Center

KnightCite (Calvin College)
Automatically formats citation information according to MLA, APA, or Chicago styles.

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