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APA Style Guide: Reference Page

Reference Page Citation for...

Basic Formatting

Online Article with DOI

Author1, A. A., Author2, B. B., & Author3, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

 

Online Article without DOI (when DOI is not available)

Author1, A. A., Author2, B. B., & Author3, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. Retrieved from journal home page URL

 

Print Article

Author1, A. A., Author2, B. B., & Author3, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.

 

Book

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. City, Country: Publisher's Name.

 

Book Chapter

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. Editor, & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.

Capitalization

In your APA reference page ONLY, the rule for capitalization is:

In titles of materials (books, articles, websites, etc. both print and online), capitalize only the first word, the first word after a colon or dash, and proper nouns. Do not capitalize anything else – even if the title on the physical book or on your screen is capitalized differently.

Example title:

China and Globalization: the Social, Economic and Political Transformation of Chinese Society

How this title should appear in your APA reference page:

China and globalization: The social, economic and political transformation of Chinese society