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Quick APA Citation Guide

APA Style Sheet

 

           Book with one author:

Author’s last name, Author’s first initial. (Year of publication).  Title of the book with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized.  Place of publication: Publishing Company.

Smith, John. (1998).  The ancient world of mythology and heroes.  New York: Scribner & Sons Company.

Parenthetical citation: (Smith, 1998)

 

Online encyclopedia article with an author:

Author’s last name.  Author’s first initial. (Year of publication). Word you looked up. In Name of encyclopedia with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized. Retrieved from web address

Smith, J. (2010). Frogs. In World book encyclopedia. Retrieved from www.worldbookonline.com  

Parenthetical citation: (Smith, 2010)

 

Online encyclopedia article without an author:

Word you looked up. (Year of publication). In Name of encyclopedia with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized. Retrieved from web address

Frogs.  (2010). In World book encyclopedia. Retrieved from www.worldbookonline.com  

Parenthetical citation: (“Frogs,” 2010)

 

Website with an author:

Author’s last name, Author’s first initial. (year of publication). Title of the web page with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized. Name of the Website. Retrieved from web address

Smith, J. (2011). The poetry of Poe. American Writers.  Retrieved from www.americanwriters.org

Parenthetical citation: (Smith, 2011)

 

Website without an author:

Title of the web page with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized. (year of publication). Name of the Website. Retrieved from web address

The poetry of Poe. (2011). American Writers. Retrieved from www.americanwriters.org

Parenthetical citation: (“The Poetry of Poe,” 2011)