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APA Citation: Articles

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Information Needed

  • author(s)
  • date
  • title of article
  • title of journal (italicized)
  • volume & issue
  • pages
  • doi (if available)
  • journal home page URL (for electronic journals articles without DOI)

Note on DOI

Many electronic articles, particularly those found using library databases, have a DOI (digital object identifier). Include the DOI in the citation when available.

Electronic Article Examples

 

Electronic Journal Article with DOI

 

Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of      terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Electronic Journal Article without DOI

 

Sillick, T. J., & Schutte, N. S. (2006). Emotional intelligence and self-esteem mediate between perceived early      parental love and adult happiness. E-Journal of Applied Psychology, 2(2), 38-48. Retrieved from      http://ojs.lib.swin.edu.au/index.php/ejap

*Give the URL of the journal home page. If you are accessing the article through a database, do a web search to find the URL. (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6.32).

Print Journal Article

 

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.

 

 

Online Magazine Article

 

 

Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on      Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor/

 

Print Magazine Article

 

Chamberlin, J., Novotney, A., Packard, E., & Price M. (2008, May). Enhancing worker well-being: Occupational      health psychologists convene to share their research on work, stress, and health. Monitor on Psychology,      39(5), 26-29.

 

Online Newspaper Article

 

Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brain agile. The New York Times. Retrieved from      http://www.nytimes.com

*Give the URL of the home page when the online version of the article is available by search to avoid nonworking URLs. (Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7.01).

 

 

Print Newspaper Article 

 

 

Schwartz, J. (1993, September 30). Obesity affects economic, social status. The Washington Post, pp. A1, A4.

 

Online Reference Work

 

Graham, G. (2005). Behaviorism. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Fall 2007 ed.).      Retrieved from http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/behaviorism/

Feminism. (n.d.). In Britannica online encyclopedia. Retrieved from http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked      /topic/724633/feminism