Back to Top
Top Nav content Site Footer
University Home

Dental library (restricted access)

 
Filter:
Citing information: APA style

Given all the information available in libraries today and on the web, it is important to take a logical, organized approach to your search for information or you may find yourself wasting a great deal of time. Be sure to record the complete citations of all sources that you use for your bibliography. Documenting and providing a citation to phrases, entire passages, a sentence, paragraph or longer excerpt, paraphrasing the work of another, etc. avoids the serious academic offense of plagiarism.

There are many resources available to help you with APA Style citing.

Useful resources are listed on the Detroit Mercy Psychology LibGuide at https://udmercy.libguides.com/psychology/apa_style .

Among these resources are:

The American Psychological Association website

RefWorks

Citation Machine

Disclaimer: The Library system has made every effort to provide appropriate and accurate information to serve the research and writing needs of the University of Detroit Mercy community. The Library system is not liable for inaccurate or incomplete information delivered by the licensing vendors' databases or summary information prepared herein from databases, more specifically:

  • for loss or damage to any research or personal work of a student, faculty member, or staff member should a citation be created improperly.
  • for a researcher's use or acceptance of the completeness of information provided on developing a citation.
  • for the user's violation of the U.S. Copyright Law in citing the content of any research or personal work.

The following shows the information to include when citing books and journal articles in a bibliography. All of the following information and examples are derived from:

American Psychological Association (2019). Publication Manual of the American Psychological

            Association (7th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sample Book Citation

Do not include place of publication.

Author’s last name, first initial (and middle initial if available) (Date of Publication). Book Title (in italics).

     Publisher.

Example:

Booth, W. C., Colomb, G. G., & Williams, J. M. (1995). The craft of research (2nd ed.). University of Chicago

     Press.

Sample of Chapter in an Edited Book:

Do not include place of publication.

Author’s last name, first initial (and middle initial if available) (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In editors

     names (Eds.), Title of the book (in italics) (pagination pp-pp). Publisher.

Example:

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), The

     science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). Random House.

Sample of a Journal Article Citation without DOI

Include the issue number of the journal in parentheses after the volume number when available. If the article is from a database, do not include the database name or URL.

Author’s last name, first initial (and middle initial if available), second authors’ last name, first initial (and

     middle initial if available), & third author’s last name (and middle initial if available) (year of publication).

     Title of article. Title of Journal (in italics), volume number (in italics) (issue number if available), pagination

     (pp-pp).

Example:

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.

Sample Journal Article Citation with DOI

Include the digital object identifier, if one is assigned, in the citations of articles retrieved electronically or in print. Include the issue number of the journal in parentheses after the volume number if available. Retrieval data is not necessary.

Author’s last name, first initial (and middle initial if available), second authors’ last name, first initial (and

     middle initial if available), & third author’s last name (and middle initial if available) (year of publication). 

     Title of article. Title of Journal (in italics), volume number (in italics)( issue number if available) , pagination 

     pp-pp. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

Example:

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

 

See also: Anatomy of a citation (PDF)

 

Permalink Last updated 07/20/2020 by J. Eisenstein

How can we help you?

Back to Top