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Citation Style Guides: Articles

General Form

Sec. 10.1:

Author last name, first initial(s). (Date of publication).

     Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number

     (issue number), page numbers.


Note: Include DOI if available.  Do not insert a period after a DOI.

Note: The 7th edition of the APA Manual of Style has changed how to use DOIs.  No longer use the term "DOI" followed by the number.  Instead, begin with the standard prefix: "" followed by the number.  It is now a URL and should be a viable web link.


One author:

Ross, C. A. (2009). Psychodynamics of eating

     disorder behavior in sexual abuse survivors,

     American Journal of Psychotherapy, 63(3),



Note: The volume number is in italics.  The issue number is not in italics; but is in parentheses. 

Multiple authors:

List as many as twenty authors.  For more than twenty authors, list the first nineteen, then an ellipses (3 periods).


Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer

     support, marital status, and the survival times of

     terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24,




Article from Library Database or Internet (7th ed. revised this section):

You no longer need to cite the database or the vendor platform.   The exception is a database with original, proprietary content like Cochrane.


Rozmarin, M.  (2005).  Power, freedom, and

     individuality: Foucault and sexual freedom.

     Human Studies, 28(1), 1-14. 


Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews.


Manheimer, E, Cheng, K, Linde, K, Yao, L,

     Yoo, J, Wieland, S,...Bouter, LM. (2010).

     Acupuncture for Peripheral Joint

     Osteoarthritis.  Cochrane Database Syst

     Systematic Reviews.




Newspaper (Sec. 9.12 / 10.1):

  • APA does not use "Anonymous" when citing newspaper articles.  Start with the first significant word in the title.
  • You do not need to identify inclusive pages, just the first page.


Six sites meet for comprehensive anti-gang

     initiative conference.  (2006, November/

     December).  OJJDP News @ a Glance.



Schwartz, J.  (1993, September 30).  Obesity

     affects economic, social status.  The

     Washington Post, A1.


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