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APA Style: Citing Articles

Print Articles

Color is used in the examples below to help you identify the elements of a citation. You should not format your citations in color. The use of italics below is as required for APA style.

In the examples below, volume number is used, although both volume and issue number are required only if each issue begins with page 1. For more information, refer to the box titled Journals: Volume, Issue, Page Numbers.

For more information about any particular element (for example, publisher or medium of publication) of the citation samples, refer to the tab in this LibGuide titled Citation Elements. If your question is not answered by the LibGuide, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (see Getting Started tab for a link to the catalog record for the APA Handbook).

Note about Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs): If a print article includes a DOI, you should include it in the citation as the final element.

APA Formats/Samples: Articles, Print

Electronic Articles

Color is used in the examples below to help you identify the elements of a citation. You should not format your citations in color. The use of italics below is as required for APA style.

In the examples below, volume number or Volume(issue) is used, although both volume and issue number are required only if each issue begins with page 1. For more information, refer to the box titled Journals: Volume, Issue, Page Numbers.

For more information about any particular element (for example, publisher or medium of publication) of the citation samples, refer to the tab in this LibGuide titled Citation Elements. If your question is not answered by the LibGuide, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (see Getting Started tab for a link to the catalog record for the APA Handbook).

APA Formats/Samples: Articles, Electronic