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APA: mini-workshops, exercises, examples, and more!

Practice, practice, practice

Getting off the ground with Clarity & Honesty, means that we have to lay down a few things that may be a little different in the seventh edition. 

For future reference, I encourage you to check out the library's very own shortened guide to APA.  While that guide is going through a process to conform with the new edition, the material in this teaching guide reflects what you will find in the latest edition.

This section will cover citation forms for a few different information sources, including the standard form and examples for reference list entries and in-text citations.


Author entries

Author, A. A.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B.

Author, E. E. (Ed.).

Author, E. E., & Author, F. F. (Eds.).

Name of Group.


For the following information types, Book, Chapter in an Edited Book, Article in a Journal and Webpage, the order is as follows:

Reference list entry form

Reference list entry example

In-text citation form

In-text citation example


You can make use of these examples as you go through this guide, and in turning to your own writing.



Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of book. Publisher Name.

McCabe, D. L. (2012). Cheating in college: Why students do it and what educators can do about it. The Johns Hopkins University Press.

(Author, Year, p.) or (Author, Year)

(McCabe, 2012, p. 88)


Chapter in an Edited Book

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of book chapter: Subtitle of book chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (Edition Number ed.,

page-range of chapter). Name of Publisher.

Garyfalakis, R. (2016). No sweat?. In S. Norton, B. Green, & R. Dynes (Eds.), Essay essentials with readings (6th ed., pp. 301-304). Nelson


(Chapter Author, Year, p.) or (Chapter Author, Year)

(Garyfalakis, 2016, p. 303)


Article in a Journal

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., & Author, D. D. (Year). Title of article: Subtitle of article. Title of Journal, Volume(Issue), page-range.

Hongwei, Y., Glanzer, P. L., Johnson, B. R., Sriram, R., & Moore, B. (2017). The association between religion and self-reported academic honesty

among college students, Journal of Beliefs & Values, 38(1), 63-76.

(Author, Year, p.) or (Author, Year)

(Hongwei et al., 2017, pp. 67-68)



Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Date Information). Title of work: Subtitle of work. Site Name. URL

International Center for Academic Integrity. (2020). Top 10 ways to improve academic integrity without (much)


(Author, Year, identifying place in work)

(International Center for Academic Integrity, 2020, Celebrate Integrity, para. 3)


*When the author name and the site name are the same, omit the site name from the source element." (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 350)

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