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APA Style (7th ed.): Citing Books and Periodicals

Examples - Articles in Periodicals (Journals)

Journal Article with DOI (both online and print versions):

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How to cite the work by three or more authors in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Franckowiak et al., 2019)
Narrative citation: Franckowiak et al. (2019)

Journal Article without DOI (both online and print versions), from most academic databases/full text not freely available:

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How to cite the work by one author in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Roncone, 2019)
Narrative citation: Roncone (2019)

Journal Article without DOI (both online and print versions), from an archive/repository with free full text. URL should direct users to full text:

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How to cite the work by one author in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Hess, 2019)
Narrative citation: Hess (2019)

Periodicals (Magazines, Newsletters, Newspapers)

Article in Magazine or Newsletter without DOI, include URL only when it directs users to the full text (freely available to users), no known author:

Cold Spray Technology to Repair Surfaces of Corroded Aircraft Parts. (2017, May). Corrosion & Materials, 422), 20. https://membership.corrosion.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/CM-May-Vol-42-No.2.pdf

How to cite the work with no author in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (“Cold Spray Technology,” 2017)­­
Narrative citation: “Cold Spray Technology” (2017)

Magazine Article without DOI, from most academic research databases or print version. Include the (Year, Month Day):

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How to cite the work by one author in-text:

Parenthetical citation: (Milius, 2016)

Narrative citation: Milius (2016)

Newspaper Article without DOI, from most academic research databases or print version. Include the (Year, Month Day):

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How to cite the work by one author in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Sciaretta, 2015)
Narrative citation: Sciaretta (2015)

Articles in Periodicals ***Special Cases***

Journal Article without an assigned DOIfrom a unique database/content not found in other databases. Include the name of the database. The URL should direct the user to the free full text:

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How to cite the work by one author in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Alonzo, 2019)

Narrative citation: Alonso (2019)

Journal Article with assigned DOI, from Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews/Cochrane Library only. The name of the database takes the place of the journal. "Provide the name of the database (Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews) in italic title case in the reference, but if you write the name of the database elsewhere in the paper, do not italicize it."
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How to cite the work by three or more authors in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Rees et al., 2019)

Narrative citation: Rees et al. (2019)

Article from Thieme’s MedOne ComSci and other databases (e.g., UptoDate, 5MinuteConsult) where the content is not available anywhere else, without DOI, include retrieval date when the content is updated regularly. Articles are formatted similar to periodical articles, full text is not free for all users:

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How to cite the work by two authors in-text:
Parenthetical citation: (Ali & Navak, 2019)
Narrative citation: Ali and Navak (2019)

IMPORTANT NOTE about Blog Posts in APA Style, 7th edition

IMPORTANT: Blog posts (also known as weblogs, not to be confused with blog comments) are cited as if they were articles in magazines or newspapers. 
  • In the References page, the date is specific (i.e., year, month, day). 
  • In the in-text citation, use the year only. 
  • Use italics for the blog title (e.g., ACSM Blog)

Barnes, J. (2019, February 22). Heart health and brain health go hand-in-hand. ACSM Blog. https://www.acsm.org/all-blog-posts/acsm-blog/acsm-blog/2019/02/22/heart-health-brain-health-connection

Source: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples/blog-post-references