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Academic Writing

Common APA Citations (7th Edition)

Use these examples of APA-style citations for commonly cited information formats as a model for your References page.

Each information format heading is a link to more detailed citation information.

Article in Journal

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number​(issue number), pages. (if available)

Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. ​The New Criterion, 15​(3), 5­13-515.

Article in a Magazine

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Magazine, volume number (Issue number if available)​, pages. (if online)

Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. ​Time, 135​, 28­31. 

Article in a Newspaper

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper, pages (if print). (if online)

Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. ​The Country Today​, 1A, 2A. 


Author, A. A. (Year of publication). ​Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle​. Publisher.

Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). ​APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication​. American Psychological Association.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year, Month Day). ​Title of page​. Site Name.

Lowensohn, J. (2009, April 7). Nine tools that let you randomly browse the web. CNET.

Note: If no date given, use (n.d.). If there's no identifiable author or organization, put the title first.

Example: Title of webpage (n.d.) Bad Website.


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