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For a complete listing of the rules of APA citation, please see the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, located at the Ready Reserves Desk.

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 7th edition

Location: writing skills display across from circulation desk

Call Number: BF76.7 .P83 A4 2020

ISBN: 978-1433832161

Reference Examples with Citations

Journal article (one author) with DOI:


Pettigrew, T. F. (2009). Secondary transfer effect of contact: Do intergroup contact effects spread to noncontacted outgroups? Social Psychology, 40(2), 55-65. 

               Parenthetical citation: (Pettigrew, 2009)

               Narrative citation: Pettigrew (2009)

Journal article

(multiple authors) with DOI:


Lachner, A., Backfisch, I., Hoogerheide, V., van Gog, T., & Renkl, A. (2020). Timing matters! Explaining between study phases enhances students’ learning. Journal of Educational Psychology, 112(4), 841–853. 

                Parenthetical citation: (Lachner, et al., 2020)

                Narrative citation: Lachner et al., (2020)

Journal article without DOI:


Ahmann, E., Tuttle, L. J., Saviet, M., & Wright, S. D. (2018). A descriptive review of ADHD coaching research: Implications for college students. Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 31(1), 17-39. 

Parenthetical citation: (Ahmann, et al., 2018)

Narrative citation: Ahmann et al., (2018)

Book with DOI:


Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. 

Parenthetical citation: (Brown, 2018)

               Narrative citation: Brown (2018)

Book without DOI:


Burgess, R. (2019). Rethinking global health: Frameworks of power. Routledge.

Parenthetical citation: (Burgess, 2019)

 Narrative citation: Burgess (2019)

Webpage with Group Author: (10.16)

World Health Organization. (2020, March). Questions and answers on immunization                and vaccine safety. 

Parenthetical citation: (World Health Organization, 2020)

Narrative citation: World Health Organization (2020)


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