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Common References at a Glance

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Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented


General format for articles:

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

  • Electronic Journal: McCauley, S. M., & Christiansen, M. H. (2019). Language learning as language use: A cross-linguistic model of child language development. Psychological Review, 126(1), 1-51.

  • Newspaper: Guarino, B. (2017, December 4). How will humanity react to alien life? Psychologists have some predictions. The Washington Post.

  • Magazine: Henry, W. A., III. (1990, April). Making the grade in today's schools. Time, 135, 28-31.


General Format for Books: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name.

Edited Book: Editor, A. A. (Ed.) (Year). Book title. Publisher.

  • Whole Book: Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist Therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.
  • Chapter in an Edited Book: Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsible cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed. pp. 287-314). American Psychological Association.

Electronic Books (e-books)

General Format: Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. URL

  • Smith, J. J. (2010). A prophet's tale.


General format: Author. (Date). Title. Site Name. URL

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, January 23). People at high risk of developing flu-related complications.