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Communication, Journalism & Theatre Librarian

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Barbara Bishop
RBD Library
231 Mell Street
Auburn University, AL 36849-5606
(334) 844-1690

NOTE: 7th Edition APA style information coming soon. However, you can get help on the new edition through APA at -- just scroll down for links to contents.

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References: Websites

 Website: General

 Author, A. (date). Title of document. Retrieved from http://URL

 Author, A. (date). Title of document [Format description]. Retrieved from http://URL

 Online Press Release

 Auburn Football. (2012). Gus Malzahn named Auburn head football coach [Press release]. Retrieved from


 Auburn Tigers football. (n.d.). In Wikipedia. Retrieved August 2, 2013, from

 Blog Post

 Low, C. (2013, July 31). Opening camp: Auburn [Blog post]. In SEC Blog. Retrieved August 2, 2013, from

 Entire Website (but not a specific document)

 According to the APA, "it is sufficient to give the address of the site in just the text." Check with your instructor to see how they would prefer you to handle this when it comes to your reference list.

For additional examples, see pages 214-15 in the APA Publication Manual (2010); however, because the web is continually adding new types of content, your best place for up-to-date help is to consult the APA Style Blog.

References: Journal, Magazine, and Newspaper Articles

 Journal: General

 AuthorLastname, F. I. (Date). Article title. Journal Title, Vol, pages. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

 (Note: Include the digital object identifier (DOI) if one is assigned. If you retrieved the article online  and no DOI is available, include the journal's home page URL.)

 Journal Article with DOI

 Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of  terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

 Journal Article without DOI

 Ping, L., & Cunningham, K. (2005). The APA style converter: A web-based interface for converting  articles to APA style for publication. Behavior Research Methods, 37(2), 219-223.

 Lewis, L. A. (2008). From the front lines: An academic librarian reports on the impact of APA's new  electronic references guidelines. Reference & User Services Quarterly, 48(2), 128-131. Retrieved from Academic Search Premier.

 Journal with Non- Continuous Pagination (each issue begins on page 1)

 Simmons, C., & Becker-Olsen, K. (2006). Achieving marketing objectives through social  sponsorships. Journal of Marketing, 70(4), 154-169.

 Magazine Article

 Reed, S. (2006, August 21). Seeing past the war. Business Week, 16(4), 35-36.

 Online Magazine Article

 Clay, R. (2008, June). Science vs. ideology: Psychologists fight back about the misuse of research. Monitor on Psychology, 39(6). Retrieved from

 Newspaper Article

 Yarid, N. (2011, June 9). Farming, farmers' markets a family tradition for some. The Auburn Plainsman, pp. A1-A2.

 Online Newspaper Article

 Walsh, S. C. (2011, June 8). Obama hails Auburn football team. The New York Times. Retrieved from

For additional examples, see pages 198-202 in the APA Publication Manual (2010).

References: Audio, Graphic & Video*

Entire Albums

The Beatles. (1967). Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Heart Club’s Band [Record]. United States: Capitol Records.

Individual Songs

Glover, Frank. (2009). One way ticket. On Politico [CD]. n.l.: Owl Studios.

Rerecording by Artist other than Writer

Goodenough, J. B. (1982). Tails and trotters [Recorded by G. Bok, A. Mayo, & E. Trickett]. On And so will we yet [CD]. Sharon, CT: Folk-Legacy Records. (1990)

Spoken Word Recording

Darling, S. (Speaker). (1988). To Kill a Mockingbird (Cassette). United States: Recorded Books.

Musical Score

Beethoven, Ludwig van. (1932). Symphony No. 7 in A Major, Op. 92. Boston: Oliver Ditson.


Van Nuys, D. (Producer). (2007, December 19). Shrink rap radio [Audio podcast]. Retrieved from

Motion Picture

Hooper, T. (Director). (2010). The King's speech [Motion picture]. United States: The Weinstein Company and Anchor Bay Entertainment.


Ryan, K. O., & Schrank, L. (Writers). (2008). Body language I: Beyond words [DVD]. Available from

Single Episode from Television Series

Berg, P.,  Bissinger, B. (Writers), & Reiner, J. (Director). (2006). Eyes wide open [Television series episode]. In Friday Night Lights. New York: NBC.

Map Retrieved Online

Lewis County Geographic Information Systems (Cartographer). (2002). Population density, 2000 U.S. Census [Demographic map]. Retrieved from

*List the primary contributors in the author position and use parentheses to identify their contribution.

For additional examples, see pages 209-210 in the APA Publication Manual (2010).

References: Books

 Book: General

 AuthorLastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. Location: Publisher.
 AuthorLastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxxx
 AuthorLastname, F. N. (Year). Book title. doi:xxxxx
 EditorLastname, F. N. (Ed.). (Year). Book title. Location: Publisher.

 Entire Book: Print Version

 McCullough, D. (2011). The greater journey: Americans in Paris. New York: Simon & Schuster.

 Entire Book: Electronic Version

 McCullough, D. (2011). The greater journey: Americans in Paris [Kindle edition]. Retrieved from

 Schiraldi, G.R. (2001). The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery and growth [Adobe Digital Editions version]. doi: 10.1036/007193722.

 Entire Book:
Print Version (Two Authors)

 Hock, R., & Price, G. (2004). The extreme searcher’s Internet handbook: A guide for the serious searcher. Medford: CyberAge Books.

 Entry in Online Reference Work

 Graham, G. (2005). Behaviorism. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Fall 2007 ed.). Retrieved from

 Entry in Online Reference Work (No Author)

 Communication. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from

 No Author

 Begin citation with title. For example:

 Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (11th ed.). (2005). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

 Book: Multi-volume

When citing a multi-volume work:

 Wright, Sewell. (1968-1978). Evolution and the genetics of populations. (Vols. 1-4). Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 When citing only one volume:

 Wright, Sewell. (1969). Theory of gene frequencies: Vol. 2. Evolution and the genetics of populations. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

 Chapter in a Book

 Willson, Jr., R. F. (2005). William Shakespeare's theater. In J. Rosenblum (Ed.), The Greenwood companion to Shakespeare: A comprehensive guide for students (pp. 47-64). Westport, CT: Greenwood Press.

For additional examples, see pages 202-208 in the APA Publication Manual (2010).

For additional help on citations for electronic books, look at the APA Style Blog entry "How Do You Cite an E-Book (e.g., Kindle Book)?"