In 2020, APA published an updated edition of their style manual:
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Seventh Edition.
Please check with your instructors to clarify which edition you are required to use for your class, 6th or 7th.
This guide provides an overview of using the 6th edition.
If you are using the 7th edition, the library has a copy of the manual on reserve for you to use.
You can also get citation examples and helpful information here: https://apastyle.apa.org/style-grammar-guidelines/references/examples
APA Works Cited Page
How to cite: An article in a scholarly journal
Author's Last Name, Initials. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume#(Issue#), page range.
If you accessed the material through a database or online, add the document identification number to the end of your citation, or add "Retrived from url" Here's an example:
Jones, J. (2005). Silent poetry. Journal of Really Serious Poetry, 34(2), 181-195. doi:10.1000/182
Jones, J. (2005). Silent poetry. Journal of Really Serious Poetry, 34(2), 181-195. Retrieved from http://www.reallyseriouspoetry.org/silent_poetry.html
How to cite: A Book
Author's last name, Initials. (Year of publication). Title of work: Subtitle gets a capital letter also. Location: Publisher.
Here's an example with multiple authors:
Grey, G., McCary, T., & Tory, W. (2010). The art of carving with ice skates: A memoir. Dallas, TX: Scribner.
In text Citations
There are a few ways to cite your sources in the text of your paper. Perhaps the easiest is to apply a parenthetical notation including the author's last name and the date for the source you reference. If you quote directly, you'll also need a page number. "That might look like this" (Jones, 2010, p. 45).
However, when you use this method to paraphrase it isn't always clear where your thoughts end and the referenced thoughts begin. Whenever possible, introduce your source in your sentence: Jones (2010) talks about silent poetry as if it were aloud. When you do this, you can include only the year, because the name is already mentioned. This also makes it clearer to your reader where the borrowing begins, and ends. If you paraphrase, you are not required to include a page number.
Things to remember:
When you borrow directly from the the text, you must put the borrowed words in quotation marks (" "), and provide a citation. Whenever possible, paraphrase the ideas into your own words and still provide a citation.
In-text citations always go after the quotation marks if you are quoting, but before the period at the end of your sentence.