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APA Publication Manual

APA Style Simplified

Basic APA Formatting

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


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

Note: Only put an edition number if you are using an edition older than the first.

Book with an Editors Instead of Authors

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

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

McCollin, M., O'Shea, D., & McQuiston, K. (2010). Improving vocabulary and
       comprehension skills of secondary-level students from diverse
       backgrounds. Preventing School Failure, 54, 133-136.

Journal article, with DOI

Schryer, E., & Sloat, E. (2015). Effects of an animated book reading
       intervention on emergent literacy skill development:  An early
       pilot study. Journal of Early Intervention, 37, 155-171.
       doi: 10.1177/1053815115598842

Note: For more information on DOI numbers see the box below or refer to the APA Style Manual, 6th Edition.

Journal article with three to seven 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

Crittenden, E. M. (2013). The effectiveness of two spelling approaches on
       vocabulary development for Hispanic learners.
(Doctoral dissertation).
       Retrieved from ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global. (3560525).


Clarke, B. L. (2014). Rurality and reading readiness: The mediating role of
       parent engagement
(R2Ed Working Paper No. 2014-1). Retrieved from
       the National Center for Research on Rural Education 

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