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Children's Literature: Citing in APA

Research guide for Children's Literature

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Examples of Common APA Citations

Books

Book with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Publisher. 

 

Example:

Chojnacki, M(2013). Alternative movie posters: Film art from the undergroundSchiffer Publishing.

 

Books with 2-20 authors:

Lastname, F. M., Surname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of bookPublisher. 

 

An edited book:

Editor, F. M. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Publisher.

 

Articles

Article found in a database or open web with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxx

 

Example:

Öztürk, F. Ö. (2017). The impact of science-fiction movies on the self-efficacy perceptions of their science literacy of science teacher candidates. Educational Sciences: Theory & Practice, 17(5), 1573-1603. https://doi.org/10.12738/estp.2017.5.0058

 

Article found in print with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxx 

 

Article found on the open web with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume if available(issue if available), pages if available. https://doi.org/xxxx 

 

Article (from the open web) with two authors:

Lastname, F. M., & Surname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journalvolume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxx 

 

Article with 2-20 authors:

Lastname, F. M., Surname, F. M., & Lastname, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages.    

 

Article with 21 or more authors:

Author1, F. M., Author2, F. M., Author3, F. M., Author4F. M., Author5, F. M., Author6, F. M., Author7F. M., Author8, F. M., Author9, F. M., Author10F. M., Author11, F. M., Author12, F. M., Author13F. M., Author14, F. M., Author15, F. M., Author16F. M., Author17, F. M., Author18, F. M., Author19F. M., ... Finalauthor, F. M. (Year). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume(issue), pages.    

 

Websites

Note: this is for websites only—online newspapers/magazines articles are similar to articles above

Web site with one author:

Lastname, F. M. (Date published). Title of page. Name of Website. URL

 

Example:

Angeli, E., Wagner, J., Lawrick, E., Moore, K., Anderson, M., Soderland, L., & Brizee, A. (2010, May 5). General format. Purdue Online Writing Lab.  https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/

 

Web site with a corporate or organizational author:

Organization name(Date published). Title of page. Name of Website (if different from organization name).  URL

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