APA Style

APA relies on an author-date system, in which an abbreviated form of the author's name (last name and first initial) is followed by the date of publication. In APA, writers do not construct bibliographies, as they would in the Humanities, but compile lists of references made within the text. The APA style encourages the quick correlation of references made within the text with those found in the reference list itself. The APA style also gives writers an effective way to compile and summarize the research of others in their own writing.

The following examples follow the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. (2010).

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Web

Blog Post

Computer Programs/Software

Conference Paper

Data File

Electronic Version of Print Book

Facebook Post

Google Book

Google Map

Google Mashup

GooglePlus Post

Government Report

Journal Article (Library Database)

Newspaper Article (Library Database)

Newspaper Article (Web Site)

Map (Retrieved Online)

Online Dictionary

Podcast

Tweet

Web Publication

Wikipedia Article

Working Paper

YouTube Video

Audiovisual

Radio or TV Program

CD (Music Recording)

DVD (Motion Picture)

Print

Book

Chapter in Edited Book

Book Review

Journal Article

Map

Conference Proceedings

Congressional Hearing

Government Report

Patent

Technical Report

Unpublished Manuscript

Live Event

Interview

Lecture