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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 & Print 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

*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


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

*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

Feminism. (n.d.). In Britannica online encyclopedia. Retrieved from      /topic/724633/feminism