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LIS 2004 Fall 2015 (Laurie Hime): APA Example Citations

Laurie Hime

APA Example Citations

Citing References in APA Style


Citing Books

Citing an Entire Book:

•Note that the title of the work is in italics and only the first word, the first word in the subtitle, and proper nouns and capitalized.


Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.


Daresh, J. C. (2004). Beginning the assistant principalship: A practical guide for new school administrators. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin.


Citing Journal Articles


Note that in a journal article citation, the journal title and the volume number are both italicized and that there is no space between the volume and the first parenthesis before the issue number.

Journal Article - general


Author, A.A. (Year). Title of article. Journal Title, Volume(Issue), xxx-xxx.


Light, M. A., & Light, I. H. (2008). The geographic expansion of Mexican immigration in the United States and its implications for local law enforcement. Law Enforcement Executive Forum Journal, 8(1), 73-82.



Streaming Video


Producer, A. A. (Producer), & Director, B. B. (Director). (Year). Title of video  [Streaming video]. Retrieved from https://...


American Psychological Association (Producer). (2012). Mindfulness and self awareness in coping with aging [Streaming video]. Retrieved from

General Web Pages


Referencing entire website:


If you are referencing an entire website rather than a specific page of a website, then you do not include an entry in the reference list. Instead, use the URL of the website for the in-text citation.


The International Council of Museums website provides many links to museums, codes of ethics, and the museum profession (

Referencing  a specific page of a website:


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work. Retrieved from https://URL


Bell, M. A. (n.d.). Teaching web page evaluation using hoax sites. Retrieved from