This guide is not meant to act as a substitute for the APA Style Guide to Electronic References, which is available through the Library. It is also not as comprehensive as the APA Formatting and Style Guide of the Online Writing Lab (OWL) at Purdue University. This guide is meant to be a brief review of creating and reading citations in APA format, as well as providing a few examples for commonly-used sources.
This shows a citation for a scholarly journal article from a library database.
This is the first page of a journal article from the EBSCO database. The elements needed for a reference are highlighted.
A References citation for this document would be:
Feierabend, I.K., & Klicperova-Baker, M.
(2015). Freedom and psychological
proximity as preconditions of
nonviolence: the social psychology of
democratic peace. South African
Journal of Psychology, 45(4), 564-577.
Wondering why you can't just use your reference/citation management software to generate a Reference List?
While bibliographic management programs like Zotero are invaluable to researchers, almost none of these programs, including the "references" option in Microsoft Word, are 100% correct, 100% of the time. You will need to edit your Reference List.