The APA style guide is available at ready reference. While most citation databases have citation builders, it is best to double-check the results with this manual. Below, we have included a few examples of citations for various types of sources. They are intended to be used as a guide, but do not replace consulting the actual style manual published by the American Psychological Association.
e.g. This is a sentence with a fact (Cook, 2010).
Author's last name, first initial, second initial. (Year). Title. Publication City, Publication State: Publisher.
Carré, J. L. (1996). The tailor of panama. New York, NY: Alfred A. Knopf.
Austen, J. (1987). Pride and prejudice. England: Galley Press.
Author's last name, first initial, second initial. (Year). Article Title. Journal Title, volume#(issue#), page#.
Mann, E. (2008). Parental perceptions of mathematical talent. Social Psychology of Education, 11(1), 43-57.
Author's last name, first initial, second initial. (Date). Article Title. Journal Title, volume#(issue#), page#.
With no volume: Liebenson, B. (1998, August 1). Where dinosaurs have always reigned. New York Times, CN17.
With volume: Garrity, J. (2007). Tiger 2.0. Sports Illustrated, 106(14), 68-75.
If you get a source (book, article, review, etc) from a database, cite it as you normally would. The APA citation guide does not require you list the database you found a material in, unless it is rare or hard to find. You may include the document identification number (DOI) if the site or database list it. Simply add the doi: ######### to the citation.
Raphael, J.R., & Fox S. (2010). Plugged in. PC World, 28(7), 104.
Author's last name, first initial, second initial. (Year). Page Title. Retrieved from url
Author: Cook, J. (2010). MLA citation guide. Retrieved from http://libguides.westga.edu/aecontent.php?pid=10699&sid=71593
No Author: Does the camera ever lie? (1998). Retrieved from http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/cwphtml/cwpcam/cwcam1.html.