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Creating an APA Research Paper

Basic Citation Formats

These are basic guidelines to citing sources for your works cited page using APA 7 style.

Book

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name.

Shanker, J. L., & Cockrum, W. A. (2014).  Reading inventory (6th ed.). Pearson Education.

Book with an Editors Instead of Authors

Editor, E. E. (Ed.). (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher.

Flood, J., & Anders, P. L. (Eds.). (2005). Literacy development of students in urban schools: Research and policy. International Reading Association.

Journal article read in print or from a database, no doi assigned

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.

Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 513.

Journal article, with doi

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy

Baniya, S., & Weech, S. (2019). Data and experience design: Negotiating community-oriented digital research with service-learning. Purdue  Journal of Service-Learning and International Engagement, 6(1), 11–  16.                                                                               https://doi.org/10.5703/1288284316979 

Note: For more information on DOI numbers see the box below or refer to the APA Style Manual, 7th Edition.

Journal article with three to twenty authors

Miciak, J., Stuebing, K. K., Vaughn, S., Roberts, G., Barth, A. E., Fletcher, J.
       M., & VanDerHeyden, A. (2014).  Cognitive attributes of adequate and
       inadequate responders to reading intervention in middle school.  School
       Psychology Review, 43
, 407-427.

Dissertation from a database

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of dissertation/thesis (Publication No.) [Doctoral dissertation/Master’s thesis, Name of Institution Awarding the Degree]. Database or Archive Name.

Crittenden, E. M. (2013).  The effectiveness of two spelling approaches on
        vocabulary development for Hispanic learners (Publication No.
3560525) [Doctoral dissertation, Purdue University].
        ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. 

Website

Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Clarke, B. L. (2014). Rurality and reading readiness:  The mediating role of
       parent engagement
(R2Ed Working Paper No. 2014-1).  The National Center for Research on      Rural Education   http://r2ed.unl.edu/workingpapers/2014/2014_1_Clarke.pdf