For the most comprehensive guidelines, use the APA manual below.
(PLEASE NOTE: This is the 6th edition of the APA manual. A newer, 7th edition was released in January, 2020; but you may continue to use the 6th edition for this project).
For brief guidelines, see below.
Also see Purdue OWL's excellent coverage of APA style.
Magazine article (print):
Dokoupil, T. (2007, October 22). Polarizing bears no more. Newsweek, 150(17), 16.
Newspaper article (print):
Henry, C. (2009, May 19). N.J. bill would require coverage for autism. The Philadelphia Inquirer, pp. A1, A4.
Newspaper article (electronic):
Krauss, C. (2007, October 18). Seeing sugar’s future in fuel. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
Journal article with DOI (electronic):
Wanko, N.S., Brazier, C.W., Young-Rogers, D., Dunbar, V.G., Boyd, B., George, C.D.,…Cook, C.G. (2004). Exercise preferences and barriers in urban African Americans with type 2 diabetes. The Diabetes Educator, 30(3), 502-513. doi:10.1177/014572170403000322
Journal article without DOI (electronic):
Chuang, Y. (2005). Neighborhood watch: Power, conflict and urban local politics. Taiwan Journal of Anthropology, 3(2), 79-114. Retrieved from http://www.asia-studies.com/2tja.html
Inniss, J.P. (2009, September 7). When is silence golden? [Web log post]. Retrieved from http://nortonbooks.typepad.com/everydaysociology/
In-text citations tell your readers where you’ve gotten your information by referring them to a source in your references list.
Basic format: (author’s last name, year of publication)
where author is one of the authors in your references list.
If this is the item on the References page…
Scroop, D. (2002). September 11th, Pearl Harbor and the uses of Presidential power. Cambridge Review of International Affairs, 15(2), 317-327
…then these are examples of the in-text citation:
The world sees the American presidents, not other legislative leaders, as the leaders of America (Scroop, 2002).
Scroop (2002) believes that the world sees the American presidents, not other legislative leaders, as the leaders of America.
If an exact quotation is used, page number must be included:
It is American presidents, not other legislative leaders, who “personify American leadership in the eyes of the world” (Scroop, 2002, p.1).
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
Badke, W. B. (2004). Research strategies: Finding your way through the information fog (2nd ed.). New York, NY: IUniverse.
Immaculata University. (2004). Searchpath: Citing sources. Retrieved from http://faculty.immaculata.edu/searchpath/mod6/index.html