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APA Boot Camp: Reference Elements

Citations in Your Reference List

Your reference list serves a number of purposes. First, it allows you to give credit to outside sources. Second, it demonstrates the degree to which you've interacted with the literature on your topic and the degree to which you are able to select materials appropriate for the research task at hand. Finally, it provides readers with enough information to locate the source should they wish to review it for themselves.

Note

While the examples provided here are in no way comprehensive, these formats are demonstrative of the formats you are likely to encounter during your time as a student at NYIT. If you encounter a format that you are unsure how to cite, please don't hesitate to visit the Writing Center or the Library for assistance.

Common Formats

Entire Book with Author(s)

Author, A.A. (YYYY). Title of book. Publisher. 

Entire eBook with Author(s)

Author, A.A. (YYYY). Title of ebook.URL.

Entire Book with Only Editor(s)

Editor, A.A. (Ed.). (YYYY). Title of book. Publisher. 

Chapter with Author(s) in a Book

Author, A.A. (YYYY).Title of chapter. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp.xx-xx). Publisher. 

Chapter with Author(s) in an eBook

Author, A.A. (YYYY).Title of chapter. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp.xx-xx). URL.

Chapter with No Author in a Book

Title of chapter. (YYYY). In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp.xx-xx). Publisher. 

Chapter with No Author in an eBook with URL

Title of chapter. (YYYY). In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp.xx-xx). URL. 

Chapter with No Author in an eBook with DOI

Title of chapter. (YYYY). In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp.xx-xx). doi: XXXXXXXX

Newspaper Article on Single Page 

Author, A. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of article. Name of Newspaper, p.x.

Newspaper Article on Multiple Continuous Pages 

Author, A. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of article. Name of Newspaper, pp.xx-xx.

Newspaper Article on Multiple Discontinuous Pages 

Author, A. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of article. Name of Newspaper, pp.x,xx.

Article in a Print Magazine

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (YYYY, Month). Title of article. Name of Magazine, volume(issue

number), pp-pp. 

Article in an Online Magazine

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (YYYY, Month). Title of article. Name of Magazine, volume(issue

number). URL.

 

Article in a Print Journal

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (YYYY). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue number), pp-

pp. 

Article in an Online Journal

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (YYYY). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue

number). URL.

Journal Article with a DOI

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (YYYY). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue

number). doi:XXXXXXXXX

Website with Author(s): 

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (YYYY, Month DD). Title of webpage. URL.

Website with No Author: 

Title of webpage. (YYYY, Month DD).  Name of website. URL.

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