APA Style for Citation

APA Style for Citation

One of the most common styles for citing references is the APA style.

APA is the abbreviation of American Psychological Association, which is the most popular style for citation all around the world. It is preferred over all the other styles and is accepted by most of the scientific journals and conferences. The guidebook of APA style for citation is frequently reviewed and re-edited. This style is compatible with most of the softwares and endnotes, books, journals, encyclopedias, websites, blogs, films, photos, and lectures are the main sources used in writing papers. Below the formats used for citing in APA style are represented.

1. How to cite a book in APA style:

*How to cite a printed book in APA

format: Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. City, State: Publisher.

*How to cite an online book in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. Retrieved from URL.

*How to cite a book from a database in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Book. Retrieved from URL.

2. How to cite journals in APA Style:

*How to cite a journal in print in APA

Format: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal NameVolume (Issue),  Pages.

*How to cite an online Journal in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal NameVolume(Issue), pp. Page(s). doi:# or Retrieved from URL.

*How to Cite a Journal on a Database in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. Journal NameVolume(Issue), pp. Page(s). Retrieved from URL.

3.  How to cite encyclopedias in APA style:

*How to Cite a printed encyclopedia in APA

Structure: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. In Encyclopedia Name. (Vol.#, pp. Page(s)). City, State: Publisher.

*How to Cite an online Encyclopedia in APA

Format: Last, F. M., & Last, F. M. (Year Published) Article title. In Encyclopedia Name. Retrieved from URL.

*How to Cite an Encyclopedia on a Database in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Article title. In F. M. Last (Ed.), Encyclopedia Name. (Vol. Volume, pp. Page(s)). City, State: Publisher. Retrieved Month Date, Year, from URL.

4. How to cite a website in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year, Month Date Published). Article title. Retrieved from URL.

5. How to Cite a Blog Post in APA

Format: Last, F. M. (Year Month Date Published). Article title [Type of blog post]. Retrieved from URL.

6. How to cite a film/ a movie in APA:

Format: Producer, A. (Producer), & Director, A. (Director). (Release Year). Title of motion picture [Motion Picture]. Country of Origin: Studio.

7. How to cite a film from YouTube

Format: Author, A. [screen name]. (Year, Month Date of Publication). Title of video [Video file]. Retrieved from URL

8. How to cite an interview in APA style

Format: Last name, FI. (Year, Month Date). Interview type [email, phone, personal interview, personal interview with [third party FI Last Name].

9. How to cite a photo in APA style

Format: Photographer, F.M. (Photographer). (Year, month date of publication). Title of photograph[photograph]. City, State of publication: Publisher/museum.

10. How to citing online lecture notes or presentation slides in APA

Format: Author, A. (Publication Year). Name or title of lecture [file format]. Retrieved from URL.