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APA 7th Edition

Electronic Articles

For more information, see APA (7th ed.) or the textual works page on the APA style website.

Example 1: Electronic Article with DOI

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of the Journal in Italics, Volume(Issue), page numbers. https://doi.org/xxx.xxx

Sim, I. (2016). Two ways of knowing: Big data and evidence based medicine. Annals of Internal Medicine, 164(8), 562-563. https://doi.org/10.7326/M152-2970

Example 2: Electronic Article found on database without DOI

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of the Journal in Italics, Volume(Issue), page numbers.

National health sleep awareness project: Sleep apnea now afflicts at least 25 million adults in the U.S. (2014, October 8). Health & Beauty Close Up.

Example 3: Electronic Article found on a news website that has a daily or weekly associated newspaper

Author, A. (year, month day). Title of the article. Title of Publication, URL

Schwarz, A. (2016, June 9). Research links PTSD to blasts in combat. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2016/06/10/us/ptsd-blst-waves-research.html

 

Print Articles

For more information, see APA (7th ed.) or the textual works page on the APA style website.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume(Issue), pp-pp.

Mallan, K. M., Fildes, A., Magarey, A. M., & Daniels, L. A. (2016) The relationship between number of fruits, vegetables, and noncore foods tried at age 14 months and food preferences, dietary intake patterns, fussy eating behavior, and weight status at age 3.7 years. Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, 116(4), 630-659.

Books

For more information, see APA (7th ed.) or the book page on the APA style website.

  • Example 1: Book by a single author

Author, A. (Year). Title of work. Publisher.

Miller, C. A. (2015) Nursing for wellness in older adults (5th ed.). Wolters Kluwer.

  • Example 2: Book by two or more authors

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (Year). Title of work. Publisher.

Sawyer Sommers, M., & Fannin, E. F. (2015). Diseases and disorders: A nursing therapeutics manual. F.A. Davis

  • Example 3: Book with DOI (Retrieved online)

Author, A. (Year). Title of work. https://doi.org/xxxxxx

Smith, F. (2004). Understanding reading: A psycholinguistic analysis of reading and learning to read. Publisher. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781410610058

  • Example 4: Electronic book (eBook) without DOI

Author, A., Author, B., & Author, C. (Year). Title of work. Publisher.

Fains, J. A. (2017). Reading, understanding, and applying nursing research. F.A. Davis.

  • Example 5: Book by unknown author

Title of work. (Year). Publisher.

Go ask Alice. (1971). Prentice Hall.

Reference Books

For more information, see APA (7th ed.) or the references example page page on the APA style website.

Example 1: Reference book

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher.

Davis, A. J. (2008). Provision 2. In Fowler, M. D. (Ed.), Guide to the code of ethics for nurses: Interpretation and application (pp. 12-21). American Nurses Association.

Example 2: Dictionary in print, no author or editor

Title of entry. (date). In Title of reference work (xx ed., Vol. xx).  Publisher

Digitize. (2011). In The American heritage college dictionary (4th ed.). Houghton Mifflin.

Example 3: Online Reference Book (eBook)

Title of entry. (date). In Title of reference work (xx ed., Vol. xx).  URL

Nikola Tesla. (2011). In Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia. http://db26.lnccwb.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=funk&AN=TE034500&site=ehost-live

Book Chapters/Edited Books

For more information, see APA (7th ed.) or the edited book chapter page on the APA style website.

Example 1: Book Chapter Edited Book, print version

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher.

Toneatto, T., & Ongley, J. (2012). Buddhists. In E. Johnston Taylor (Ed.), Religion: A clinical guide for nurses (pp. 129-143). Springer Publishing.

Example 2: Book Chapter Edited Book, electronic version

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). https://doi.org/xxxxxxxx

Bloom, M. B., Salim, A., & Malinoski, D. J. (2015) Critical care of the organ donor. In E. A. Pretto, Jr., G. Biancofiore, A. DeWolf, J. R. Klinck (Eds.), Oxford textbook of transplant anaesthesia and critical care (pp. 69-75). https://doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199651429.003.0008

Websites

For more information, see APA (7th ed.) or the webpage citation on the APA style website.

Example 1: Entire website

When you are not citing a specific page, but the entire website, it is sufficient to just give the address of the site in the text (no reference list entry is needed), as follows:

The American Medical Association is a an excellent resource for both medical professionals, as well as, the general public (https://www.ama-assn.org/).

Example 2: Page on a website.

      Author, A. A. (year). Title of webpage. Website Name. http://xxxxx

Zelazko, A. (n.d.). Why is the Mona Lisa so famous? Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/story/why-is-the-mona-lisa-so-

famous?

Example 3: Page on a website with Website Name the same as the group author.

Author, A. A. (year). Title of webpage. http://xxxxx

American Medical Association. (2019). AMA history. https://www.ama-assn.org/about/ama-history/ama-history