Citing Sources: APA Electronic Sources
(5th Edition)

Below are examples of 5th Edition APA citations that are most commonly used by students at Harper College. The style you should use is usually determined by the discipline or course in which you are working.

Journal Articles from a Database with DOI Assigned

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(issue number), page numbers. DOI number

Feldt, R. (2008). Development of a brief measure of college stress: The college student stress scale. Psychological Reports, 102(3), 855-860. doi:10.2466/PR0.102.3.855-860

Journal Articles from a Database without DOI Assigned

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(issue number), page numbers. Retrieved date accessed online, from Name of Database.

Norvilitus, J. M., Szablicki, P. B., & Wilson, S. D. (2003). Factors influencing levels of credit-card debt in college students. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 33(5), 935-947. Retrieved March 4, 2009, from Academic Search Premier database.

APA Manual p. 279

Magazine Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article (last name, first initial). (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of magazine Volume number(issue), Page Number(s). Retrieved date accessed online, from Name of Database.

Romano, A. (2006, April 24). Walking a new beat: surfing MySpace.com helps cops crack the case. Newsweek 147(17), 48. Retrieved March 4, 2009, from Academic OneFile.

APA Manual p. 241, 279

Newspaper Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of newspaper. Retrieved date accessed online, from Name of Database.

Barbaro, M. (2006, March 7). Wal-Mart enlists bloggers in its public relations campaign. New York Times. Retrieved March 4, 2009, from New York Times database.

APA Manual p. 279

Encyclopedia Articles from a Database

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. In + Title of encyclopedia. Publisher. Retrieved date accessed online, from Name of Database.

Boughton, B. (2006). Bone density test. In Gale encyclopedia of medicine. Thomson Gale. Retrieved March 4, 2009, from Health Reference Center-Academic database.

APA Manual p. 279

Web Sites

Entire Web Site

Name of Web Site. (Copyright or Last Revision Date). Retrieved Date, from URL or Web Site Address

American Cancer Society. (2007). Retrieved March 4, 2009, from
http://www.cancer.org/docroot/home/index.asp

Article on a Web Site

Author. (Date Published, Copyright Date or Last Revision). Title of the document. Name of Web Site. Retrieved Date, from URL or Web Site Address.

Watkins, T. (2009, January 12). Safety council urges ban on cell phone use while driving. CNN.com/Technology. Retrieved March 25, 2009, from
http://www.cnn.com/2009/TECH/01/12/cell.phone.driving/index.html

APA Manual p. 273+

Government Publications Online

Author(s) or Editor(s) of site. (Date of publication or last revision). Title of Web page and/or Web site. Retrieved date, from URL of Web site

U.S. Congress. House. (2003). The War on Terrorism. Retrieved March 4, 2009, from http://www.odci.gov/cia/publications/factbook/geos/af.html

APA Manual p. 279

Company Profile from a Business Database

Name of corporation. (Year profile created). Retrieved Month Day, Year from name of database.

McDonald's Corporation. (2006). Retrieved March 4, 2009 from Hoover's Online database.

Profile from a Career Database

Title of profile. (Year profile created). Retrieved Month Day, Year from database name.

Occupations: Accountant/Auditor. (2006). Retrieved March 4, 2009 from DISCOVER, Internet Version database.