Citing Sources: APA Print Sources
(6th Edition)

Below are examples of 6th Edition APA citations that are most commonly used by students at Harper College. For additional examples and rules, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed., 2010)

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Books

Author(s) or Editor(s) (last name, first initials). (Year of publication). Title of book. City of publication: Publisher.

Hill, F. J., & Awde, N. (2003). A history of the Islamic world. New York, NY: Hippocrene Books.

APA Manual p. 203

Articles/Chapters from an Edited Book

Author(s) of article or chapter. (Year of publication). Title of article or chapter. In Name of editors (Ed.), Title of book (Page numbers). City of publication: Publisher.

Stern, K. (2000). Toni Morrison's beauty formula. In M. C. Connor (Ed.), The aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the unspeakable (pp. 77-91). Jackson, MS: University Press of Mississippi.

APA Manual p. 204

Journal Articles

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of journal, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers.

Gregoire, Y., Tripp, T.M., & Legoux, R. (2009). When customer love turns into lasting hate: The effects of relationship strength and time on customer revenge and avoidence. Journal of Marketing, 73(6), 18-32.

Tip: Include the Issue number only when the journal begins every issue at page 1.

APA Manual pp. 198-199

Magazine Articles

Author(s) of article. (Full Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Magazine, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers.

Fineman, H. (2002, March 4). Back from the bat cave: Cheney emerges to test-drive war president's coattails. Newsweek, 139(9), 22-23.

APA Manual p. 200

Newspaper Articles

Author(s) of article. (Full Date of publication). Title of article. Title of newspaper, Page numbers.

Schwartz, J. (1999, July 9). U.S. cites race gap in use of internet; Clinton bemoans 'digital divide.' The Washington Post, p. A1.

APA Manual p. 200

Articles from an Encyclopedia

Author(s) of article. (Year of publication). Title of article. In Name of editor(s) (Ed.), Title of encyclopedia (Edition, Vol. number, Page numbers). City of publication: Publisher.

Wienclaw, R.A. (2008). Bullying. In L.J. Fundukian & J. Wilson (Eds.), Gale encyclopedia of mental health (2nd ed., Vol. 1, pp. 183-188). Detroit, MI: Thompson Gale.

APA Manual pp. 202-203

Government Publications

Author(s) of publication. (Year of publication). Title of publication. (Report number if available). City of publication: Publisher.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Commission on the Evaluation of Pain. (1986). Report of the Commission on the Evaluation of Pain. Washington, DC: Government Printing Office.

APA Manual p. 205