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
Citation element:
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
Citation element:
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
Citation element:
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).

**More than 7 authors
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
Yonkers, K. A., Ramin, S. M., Rush, A. J., Navarrete, C. A., Carmody, T., March, D., . . . Leveno, K. J. (2001). Onset and persistence of postpartum depression in an inner-city maternal health clinic system. American Journal of Psychiatry, 158(11), 1856-1863. doi:10.1176/appi.ajp.158.11.1856
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).

AUDIO PODCAST

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).

WIKIPEDIA ARTICLE

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).

Original source:

(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/

Other references:

https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/06/

http://libguides.gwumc.edu/c.php?g=27779&p=170336

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