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Citation Styles: APA

A guide to citation style resources for writing assignments.

APA (American Psychological Association)

Examples

Journal

Edgerly, S. (2017). Seeking out and avoiding the news media: Young adults' proposed strategies for obtaining current events information. Mass Communication & Society, 20(3), 358-377. doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2016.1262424


Book

Jex, S. M., & Britt, T. W. (2014). Organizational psychology: a scientist-practitioner approach. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

 

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Finding the DOI

When citing journal articles in APA style, the Digital Object Identifier must be provided at the end of the citation.  This alpha-numeric code provides a stable, long-lasting link to the article. It is NOT the same as an ISBN or accession number.
You can find the DOI in the following places:

  • Article description page in OneSearch and other Library databases

  • Article PDF

  • Search article title in http://crossref.org/

If there is no DOI for an article, use the URL for the journal homepage or the URL for the library database where you found the article.

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