If citing from a particular part of the source or directly quoting, include page or chapter
● (Sun, 2010, p. 330) *abbreviate “page”
● (Smith, 2008, Chapter 6) *do not abbreviate “chapter”
For citing sources without authors, use the first few words of the reference entry (usually the title)
● (“Exploring Writing,” 2003) *use quotation marks around short works (articles, chapters,)
● (Math Steps, 1999) *italicize complete works (books, reports, websites, etc.)
Information compiled from the APA Resource Manual 6th ed. and other CSUSM Writing Center Resources APA CITATIONS 6TH EDITION
To understand the format of the citations shown here, identify the pieces of the example
based on this template.
A book with one author:
Zinsser, W. K. (1993). Writing to learn. New York: Harper.
A book with two to seven authors:
Axelrod, R. & Cooper, C. (2010). The St. Martin’s guide to writing. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin’s.
A book with eight or more authors:
Abel, E., Christian, B., Smith, A., Jones B., Nelson, M., Moglen, H., …, Thomas, K. (1997). Female subjects in black and white.
Berkeley: University of California Press.
A section from an anthology or chapter in a book:
Fuentes, C. (1995). How I started to write. In P. Lopate (Ed.) The art of the personal essay (pp. 432-453). New York: Anchor.
A printed journal:
Zamel, V. (1985). Responding to student writing. TESOL Quarterly 19(1), 79-101.
A journal published in an online database [with no DOI]:
Zamel, V. (1985). Responding to student writing. TESOL Quarterly 19(1), 79-101. Retrieved from http://www.jstor.org/stable/3586773.
A magazine published online:
Rothbart, D. (2008, October). How I caught up with Dad. Men’s Health, 108-113. Retrieved from http://books.google.com.
Chang, J. (2000). Learning to write. Retrieved from http://www.writing/learning.com.
Information compiled from the APA Resource Manual 6th ed. and other CSUSM Writing Center Resources
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