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APA Citation Style Guide: Citing Print Sources

This style guide will help you cite the most common types of materials required in research projects and papers. - Guide by Eliza Selander. Direct comments to eselander@nvcc.edu.

Identifying Parts of the Citation

Not sure what each part of the citation represents? Hover over the area that you are unsure of, and description will pop up as demonstrated below.

Definition in Pop Up

Books (Print)

Entire Book

Boni, W.C. and Kovacich, G.L.   (1999).   I-Way robbery:  Crime on the internet Boston:  Butterworth-Heinemann.

 

Chapter in Edited Book

 

Chinn, M.  (2004).   Illustrating the script.  In Writing and illustrating the graphic novel: Everything you need to know to create great graphic works (pp. 70-113). Hauppauge, NY: Barron's.

 

Dick, S.   (2000).  Literary realism in Mrs. Dalloway, To the lighthouse, Orlando and The waves.  In S. Roe & S. Sellers (Ed.), The Cambridge companion to Virginia Woolf (pp. 50-71).  Cambridge: Cambridge UP.

Magazine Articles (Print)

Donnelly, S. B. (2005, February 14).  More guns in the air.  Time, 16513.

Journal Articles (Print)

Menesini, E., Melan, E. and Pignatti, B. (2000). Interactional styles of bullies and victims observed in a competitive and

cooperative setting. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 161(3), 261-.

Newspaper Articles (Print)

Duggan, P.  (2001, May 14). Texas legislators review use of death penalty.  Washington Post, home ed., p. A3.

 

Fischer, M. (2001, May 5). County restricts the size of flags.  Richmond Times-Dispatch, p. B1.

A Handout from Class

Professor's Last Name, First Initial. (Date). Handout title [Class handout]. Retrieved from Blackboard.

Grooms, R. (2017). APA citation guide [Class handout]. Retrieved from BlackBoard.