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HPC 6330 Assessment and Program Evaluation in Student Affair: APA Style

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APA Style - Online Sources

Electronic Source

Example

Online book

 

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year of publication). Title of the book italicized. URL to the full text ebook or to the distributor’s homepage

Austen, J. (1813). Pride and prejudice. http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1342

Online Magazine article

 

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year, Month and Day of publication, if available). Title of article. Title of Magazine italicized, Volume number italicized(Issue number, if available). URL or DOI link

Vogel, C. (2008, June). A honeymoon cut short: How one couple survived the sinking of the Lusitania. American Heritage. http://www.americanheritage.com/honeymoon-cut-short

Journal article from an Online Database

 

NOTE: If an article from a database includes a DOI, provide the DOI link as you would for any online journal article. If the article does not include a DOI, the reference will look like a print version of the article. The 7th edition of American Psychological Association Publication Manual states, “Do not include the database name or URL.”

 

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Date). Title of article. Title of Journal italicized, Volume number italicized(Issue number), Page numbers.

 

Mershon, D. H. (1998, November). Star trek on the brain: Alien minds, human minds. American Scientist, 86(6), 585.

Online Newspaper article

 

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year, Month and Day of publication). Title of article. Title of Newspaper italicized. URL for article

Hunter, J.D. (2019, April 14). Pressure cooker: A Tiger Woods recipe. The Oregonian. https://www.oregonlive.com/sports/2019/04/pressure-cooker-a-tiger-woods-recipe-commentary.html

Article on website

 

Elements: Author (person or organization). (Date published or updated). Title of webpage italicized. Site Name. URL

Boyd, V. (2012, January 15). About Zora Neale Hurston. Zora Neale Hurston. http://zoranealehurston.com/about/

 

APA Style - Print Sources

Books

Example

One author

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials. (Year of publication). Title italicized. Publisher.

Larson, M. S. (1977). The rise of professionalism. University of California Press.

Multiple authors

List up to 20 authors by their last names followed by initials. Use an ampersand (&) before the last author.

Rivano, N. S., Hoson, A., & Stallings, B. (2001). Regional integration and economic development. Palgrave.

Edited

Elements: Editor’s Last name, Editor’s First and Middle initial, & Last names and initials of other editors, if any. (Ed. or Eds.). (Year of publication). Title italicized. Publisher.

Siskin, M. (Ed.). (1988). The alphabet of desire. Plenum.

Revised editions

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initial, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year of publication). Title italicized (Number of edition followed by ed.). Publisher.

Hochman, J. (1994). Strategies for urban farming (2nd ed.). Prentice Hall.

Chapter or article in an edited book

Elements: Chapter Author’s Last name, Chapter Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year of publication). Title of chapter or article. In Editor(s) First and Middle initials and Last names (Ed. or Eds.), Book title italicized (pp. followed by the page range for the chapter/article). Publisher.

Rodriguez, J. (1999). Imperfection is meaningless: On prayer and chanting. In P. Smith (Ed.), Looking ahead (pp. 107-112). St. Martin’s Press.

Articles

Example

Magazine articles

NOTE: Magazine citations are similar to journal citations, but they include additional information about the publication date. For monthly magazines, the month is included. For weekly magazines, both the month and day are included.

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year, Month and Day of publication). Title of article. Title of Magazine italicized, Volume number italicized(Issue number, if available), Page numbers.

Cooper, H. (1998, May). The trouble with debt. Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine, 43, 100-103.

Journal article

NOTE: In the 7th edition, the style manual of the American Psychological Association no longer differentiates between journals with and without continuous pagination. If the journal does not have an issue number, simply omit it from the reference.

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal italicized, Volume number italicized(Issue Number), Page numbers.

 

Winans, A. D. (1992). The Mafioso and American political culture. Journal of Popular Culture, 22(1), 21-47.

Newspaper article

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initial, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year, Month and Day of publication). Title of article. Title of Newspaper italicized, Page numbers.

 

Clark, D. E. (1994, March 21). Health factor in cauliflower still elusive. New York Times, C1.