How do I cite sources in APA style?

General Information

APA style, currently in its 6th edition, is a citation protocol established by the American Psychological Association. The library provides access to resources like books (like the Publication Manual), ebooks, and websites that can help you cite sources in APA style. You can also visit our Citing Your Sources guide or explore the many Frequently Asked Questions on how to cite sources in APA.

Citation Format

Books

The general format to cite books in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a book or ebook in APA style?

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Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.

eBooks

The general format to cite eBooks in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a book or ebook in APA style?

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. doi: 10.xxxxxxxxxx

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Retrieved from URL

Print Journal or Magazine Articles

The general format to cite print journal and magazine articles in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a journal or magazine article in APA style?

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, volume number(issue number), page numbers.

Electronic Journal or Magazine Articles

The general format to cite electronic journal or magazine articles in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a journal or magazine article in APA style?

Author, A. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal or Magazine, volume number(issue number), page numbers. doi: 10.xxxxxxxxxx

Websites

The general format to cite websites in APA Style is below, for more information please consult the FAQ: How do I cite a website in APA style?

WebsiteAuthor. (Year). Webpage title. Retrieved from URL

More information:

  • APA guide (Shapiro Library)
  • APA Research Paper Basics Video Tutorials (Atomic Learning – log in using your SNHU email username and password)
  • APA Blog (APA)

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC/On-Campus Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing in APA.

You may also want to consider:

  • How do I cite a YouTube video in APA style?
  • How do I cite a podcast in APA style?
  • How do I cite a blog in APA style?

This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite sources in your class assignments and projects.

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