A reference management tool can help you organize your sources and cite them correctly in APA or another style. See one of the guides below for more information on some of these tools.
References in APA style generally follow this order: authors, date, title of article/chapter, title of journal/book, publication information, DOI (digital object identifier) for online works. Here's an example of an article from a scholarly journal:
Baker, T., & Clark, J. (2011). Educational equity in ethnically diverse group work. Intercultural Education, 22(5), 411–422. http://doi.org/10.1080/14675986.2011.643138
Several examples are provided below.
For a journal article found online or through a library database, follow this example:
Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication). Full article title. Journal Title, Volume number(Issue number), Beginning page-final page. DOI
Hillyard, C., Gillespie, D., & Littig, P. (2010). University students’ attitudes about learning in small groups after frequent participation. Active Learning in Higher Education, 11(1), 9–20. https://doi.org/10.1177/1469787409355867
For a magazine or newspaper found using Google or another internet search engine, follow this example:
Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication, Month day). Full article title. Newspaper/magazine title. URL
Waxman, O. B. (2016, December 20). When does winter start? It depends on what you mean by “winter”. Time. http://time.com/4607873/2016-first-day-of-winter-solstice
For a book by a single author, follow this example:
Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication). Book title. Publisher.
Davis, J. R., & Arend, B. D. (2012). Facilitating seven ways of learning: A resource for more purposeful, effective, and enjoyable college teaching. Stylus Publishing.
For an edited book with no authors, list the editors in place of the author(s) and the abbreviation Eds. in parentheses.
Goodin, R. E., & Hans-Dieter, K. (Eds.). (1996). A new handbook of political science. Oxford University Press.
For a chapter from a book, include information for both the chapter and the book.
Author Last Name, F. I. (Year of publication.) Chapter title. In F. I. Editor Last Name & F. I. Editor Last Name (Eds.), Book title (pages of chapter). Publisher.
Christians, C. G. (2011). Ethics and politics in qualitative research. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage handbook of qualitative research (pp. 61-80). Sage Publications.
Keep these tips in mind when compiling your References list: