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COAD 1000: Freshman Seminar: Citation Guide

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APA Style

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APA Formatting and Style
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Example Citation in APA

Here are some commonly used examples of American Psychological Association (APA) style:

First, in plain English, color coded, and matched up with the examples below.

Author. (Date). Title. Journal Title, Volume (Issue), Page. Link or DOI

Example print academic journal reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:

Pfeffer, J., & Sutton, R. I. (2006). Management Half-Truths and Nonsense: HOW TO PRACTICE EVIDENCE-BASED MANAGEMENT. California Management Review, 48 (3), 77-100.

Example online academic journal reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:

Reay, T., Berta, W., & Kohn, M. (2009). What's the Evidence on Evidence-Based Management?. Academy Of Management Perspectives, 23 (4), 5-18. doi:10.5465/AMP.2009.45590137

Example print trade journal reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:

Scott, A. (2011, November 28). Industry maintains spending on long-range research. Chemical Week, 173 (29), 11.

Example online trade journal reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:

Hood, D. (2011, October). Anatomy of a merger. Accounting Today, 25 (10), 10-11. Retrieved from
http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=buh&AN=66724009&site=ehost-live

Books differ slightly in the information you must provide. Here it is in plain English, color coded, and matched up with the example below.

Author. (Date). Title. Book Title, Place of Publication: Publisher.

Example book reference citation in American Psychological Association (APA) style:

Marr, B. (2010). The intelligent company: Five steps to success with evidence-based management. Chichester, West  Sussex, U.K: John Wiley & Sons.