APA Quick Guide

Introduction

Welcome to our quick guide for citing sources following the guidelines set out in the APA Style Guide (6th ed.). Scan the list for the type of citation you need. Then click on the link to find detailed instructions.

All Citations

Books

Book (basic format)
Print book
Print book read online
Electronic book
Edited multi-volume work
Edition with author and editor
Republished work
Translated work
Book chapter
Online reference work

Periodicals

Article (basic format)
Article in print
Article with DOI
Article without DOI
Article with more than 7 authors
Advance online publication
Publication in a preprint archive
Magazine article
Newspaper article
Monograph
Special issue or section
Article abstract

Meetings and Presentations

Symposium proceedings
Paper or poster presentation
Conference proceedings
Presentation abstract

Theses

Unpublished dissertation or thesis
Dissertation from the web
Abstract

Reviews

Book review (basic format)
Film review from a blog

Data Sets, Software, Tools

Basic format
Data set
Software

Audio-Visual Sources

Video
Podcast
TV series
Music recording
Photo

Other Online Sources

Blog post
Online video
Forum post

Archival Sources

Archival source (basic format)
Item in a repository
Multiple items from the same collection
Interview

 

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