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APA Boot Camp: Source (Container)

Formatting the Title of the Source (Container)


  • The title refers to the book, journal, newspaper, magazine, webpage, etc. from which the information you are citing came. Essentially, the source is the container for the specific piece of information you are citing. 
  • Italicize the source. 
  • For journal articles, newspaper articles, and magazine articles:
    • capitalize the name of the journal, newspaper, or magazine as it appears in the document
    • follow the italicized source with a comma (,)
  • For books & ebooks: 
    • capitalize only the first letter of the title and proper nouns (Names, Places, etc). and the first word after a colon (:)
    • follow the italicized source with page range if referring to a specific chapter of a paginated (e)book
    • follow the italicized source with a period if not citing a page range within an ebook or book


Butterly, J. R., & Shepherd, J. (2010). Hunger: The biology and politics of starvation. Hanover, NH: Dartmouth

College Press.


Butterly, J. R., & Shepherd, J. (2010). The right to food. Hunger: The biology and politics of starvation (pp.253-267). Hanover, NH:

             Dartmouth College Press.


Cherng, H. S., & Halpin, P. F. (2016). The importance of minority teachers: Student perceptions of minority versus

 white teachers. Educational Researcher, 45(7), 407-420.


Meyer, I. H., Brown, T. T., Herman, J. L., Reisner, S. L., & Bockting, W. O. (2017). Demographic characteristics and health status of             

            transgender adults in select US regions: Behavioral risk factor surveillance system, 2014. American Journal Of Public

            Health, 107(4), 582-589. doi:10.2105/AJPH.2016.303648

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