APA citation style – some examples
Here we share some 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.
APA (6th ed.) Reference List & corresponding in-text citation
*Original source of these examples is from NTU Library blog.
BOOK – Basic format
Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
Synder, C. H. (2003). The extraordinary chemistry of ordinary things (4th ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
In-text citation: (Synder, 2003).
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.
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.
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).
If the article has more than seven authors, list the names of the first six authors followed by … and then the last author’s name in the reference entry
In-text citation: (Yonkers et al., 2001, p. 1859)
ARTICLE IN DAILY NEWSPAPER, WITH AUTHOR
Ee, S. (2014, January 9). Small car COE category sees premium dip. The Business Times, pp. 2.
In-text citation: (Ee, 2014).
ARTICLE IN A MAGAZINE, WITH AUTHOR
Cobb, C. E. (1993, June). Bangladesh : When the water comes. National Geographic, 118-134.
In-text citation: (Cobb, 1993).
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).
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).
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).
(2016, August 23). APA citation style – some examples [Blog post]. Retrieved January 19, 2018 from https://blogs.ntu.edu.sg/lib-science/infoskills/apa-citation-style-some-examples/