Basic information about the American Psychological Association (APA) format and style for research papers and for citations. Scroll down for models of citations for different types of sources.
Print Book, Single Author
Author, A. A. (Year) Title of book. Place: Publisher.
Dundes, A. (1980) Interpreting folklore. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University.
Author, A.A. (Year) Title of book: Include subtitle. Retrieved from database or database URL. doi: xxxxxxx
Austin, J. (2008) ESP, psychokinesis, and psychics: Mysteries, legends, and unexplained phenomena. Retrieved from Ebsco eBooks database.
Article from a Journal
Author, A. A. (Year). Article title: Include subtitle. Journal Title, vol#(issue#), page#-#.
Bosworth, D. (1999). The Science of self-deception. Salmagundi, (124/125), 95-151.
Article from a Journal in a Database
Author, A. A. (Date) Article title. Journal Title. Volume(Issue), Page #(s). Retrieved from Database Title.
Matute, H., Yarritu, I., & Vadillo, M. A. (2011). Illusions of causality at the heart of pseudoscience. British Journal of Psychology, 102(3), 392-405. Retrieved from Academic Search.
Article from a Journal in a Database with a DOI
Author, A. A. (Date) Article title. Journal Title. Volume (Issue), Page #(s). doi: xxxxxxx
Mellon, R. (2009). Superstitious perception: Response-independent reinforcement and punishment as determinants of recurring eccentric interpretations. Behaviour and Research Therapy, 47(10), 868-875. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2009.06.016
Article from a Journal in a Database with Permanent URL
Author, A. A. (Date) Article title. Journal Title. Volume(Issue), Page #(s). Retrieved from URL.
HAMERMAN, E. J., & JOHAR, G. V. (2013). Conditioned Superstition: Desire for Control and Consumer Brand Preferences. Journal of Consumer Research, 40(3), 428-443 Retrieved from http://ezproxy.redwoods.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=aph&AN=90168288&site=ehost-live&scope=site