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APA 7 Citation Guide

This guide provides resources to help you cite your sources correctly in the format of the seventh edition of the publication manual of the American Psychological Association.

Works Cited

Source Example Key
Book with a DOI

Benei, V. (2019). Santa Marta poética: Decir de otro modo lo político, exploraciones etnográficas en el Caribe Colombiano, Editorial Unimagdalena, https://doi.org/10.21676/9789587461800 

Author last name, First initial. (Year). Book title. Publisher. DOI
Book without a DOI Murray, M.A. (1970). The god of the witches. Oxford University Press.  Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title. Publisher. 
Book with a corporate or organizational author

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.
9780890425596

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title (edition). DOI 
eBook with no DOI - web access

Inoue, A. B.  (2015). Antiracist writing assessment ecologies: Teaching and assessing writing for a socially just future. Parlor Press. https://wac.colostate.edu/docs/books/inoue/ecologies.pdf

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title. Web Address of book location
eBook with no DOI - library database access Clarke, R. M. (2011). Antisocial behavior: Causes, correlations and treatments. Retrieved Ebook Central. Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title. Database name.
eBook for a device Henderson, M.T. (2018).  Mental state [Kindle version]. Down & Out Books, Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Book title [eReader type]. Publisher. Web Address of book location
 
Source Example Key

Journal Article without DOI

Few, A. L. (2005). Voices of black and white rural battered women in domestic violence shelters. Family Relations, 54(1), 488-500.

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Article title. Journal TitleVolume number (issue number), page numbers. 
Journal Article with a DOI

Nittono, H., Fukushima, M., Yano, A., Moriya, H., & Paterson, K. (2012). The Power of kawaii: Viewing cute images promotes a careful behavior and narrows attentional focus. PLoS ONE, 7(9), 1-7. https://doi-org.lscsproxy.lonestar.edu/10.1371/journal.pone.0046362

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Article title. Journal Title, volume number (issue number). page numbers, DOI
Journal article without a DOI found on the web

Finka, L.R., Ward, J., Farnworth, M.J, & Mills, D.S. 2019). Owner personality and the wellbeing of their cats share parallels with the parent-child relationship. PLOS One, 14(1). https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0211862

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year). Article title. Journal TitleVolume number (issue number), page numbers. URL
Source Example Key
A magazine article

Connors, M. H. (2012, October). Virtual patients in the hypnosis laboratory. Psychologist, 25(10), 786-788.

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Magazine TitleVolume number (Issue Number), page number(s). 

 

Source Example Key
A newspaper article

Walt, K. (1999, September 20). TAAS often only barrier between student, diploma. Houston Chronicle, pp. A1, A8.

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month Day). Article title. Newspaper Title, page number(s). 
A newspaper article from a website

Leinfelder, A. (2019, November 19). Holiday travelers through Houston airports expected to rise this year. Houston Chronicle. https://www.chron.com/business/article/Holiday-travelers-through-Houston-airports-and-14846738.php?cmpid=hpctp

Author last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month). Article title. Newspaper Title. URL
Source Example Key
A web page

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, October 11). Zombie preparedness. https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/zombie

Author. (Date). Article title. URL
A YouTube Video

TED. (2012, March 16). Brené Brown: Listening to shame [video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psN1DORYYV0

Creator. (Date). Title [format]. Publisher or platform. URL
Source Example Key
A film

Forman, M. (Director). (1975). One flew over the cuckoo's nest [Film]. United Artists.

Producer, creator, or director last name, initials. (Role). (Year). Title [Medium]. Production Company.
A TV Series Segal, J. (Creator). (1993-1995). Exosquad [TV series]. Universal Cartoon Studios. Producer, creator, or director last name, initials. (Role). (Year). Title‚Äč [Medium]. Production Company.
Single Song or Track

Beyoncé. (2016). Formation [Song]. On Lemonade. Parkwood, Columbia.

Musical artist. (Year). Song title [Medium]. Album title. Management company, record label.
Podcast episode Weinstein, E. (2020, May 13). Zev Weinstein -- on parenting, boys, & generation z. (No. 34) [Audio podcast]. The portal. Apple Podcasts. 

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/34-zev-weinstein-on-parenting-boys-generation-z/id1469999563?i=1000474506222

Host last name, initials. (Year, Month Day). Episode title (Episode number) [Medium]. Episode title. Host. URL 
An Interview Because an interview is not recoverable, you do not include it in the references. You may cite it in your in-text citations as personal communications, such as (K. McGittigan, personal communication, June 9, 2020).