NOTE: Most of these instructions are based on the 6th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. A 7th edition was recently released. These instructions will be updated before the spring semester begins.
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
(Note: Examples follow APA 6th ed.)
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work. Retrieved from [website URL].
De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), page range.
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55(2), 893-896.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number), page range. doi:0000000/000000000000
Brownlie, D. (2007). Toward effective poster presentations: An annotated bibliography. European Journal of Marketing, 41(3), 1245-1283. doi:10.1108/03090560710821161
Cite like a journal article, but give the year and the month for monthly magazines. Add the day for weekly magazines.
Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April 9). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.
Same as print, except add URL at the end.
Rupley, S. (2010, February 26). The myth of the benign monopoly. Salon. Retrieved from http://www.salon.com/
Author, A. A. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Newspaper. Retrieved from [website URL].
Parker-Pope, T. (2008, May 6). Psychiatry handbook linked to drug industry. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://well.blogs.nytimes.com
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from [website URL].
Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Retrieved from http://owl.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/.
Dudai, R. (2006). Understanding perpetrators in genocides and mass atrocities. [Review of the book Becoming Evil: How Ordinary People Commit Genocide and Mass Killing, by J. Waller]. The British Journal of Sociology, 57, 699-707. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4446.2006.00132.x
If I read a paper by Ankeny and it cites a fact from a paper by Zeoli, and I want to refer to the fact in the paper by Zeoli, would I cite Zeoli?
No. You would cite Ankeny. Please read the "Important to know" details below, though.
Your in-text citation would look like this:
Zeoli (as cited in Ankeny, 2013) argued that...
Your reference list would then include the paper by Ankeny. Your reference list would not include the paper by Zeoli, because you didn't actually read that paper.
Important to know:
In this context, Ankeny is considered an indirect or secondary source because it refers to a primary source by Zeoli. Follow the above instructions only in rare circumstances (eg, when you're not able to access the primary source). It's best to take the extra step of reading the primary source and citing it. That way, you'll know you're getting the information exactly right. Talk with your professors about this; they might have additional advice.
An annotated bibliography includes a citation and a written statement or abstract about each work to help potential readers decide if an item is relevant to their interests.