Citing Print Materials in American Psychological Association (APA) Format


Basic format

Mitchell, T.R., & Larson, J.R., Jr. (1987) People in organizations: An introduction to
organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Edited Book

Gibbs, J.T. & Huang, L.N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions
with minority youth. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

Book, no author, or editor

Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

Article or chapter in an edited book

Bjork, R.A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In
H.L. Roediger III & G.I.M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness
(pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Journals and Magazines

Journal article, one author

Mellers, B. A. (2000). Choice and the relative pleasure of consequences. Psychological
Bulletin, 126, 910-924.

Journal article, two authors, journal paginated by issue

Klimoski, R., & Palmer, S. (1993). The ADA and the hiring process in organizations.
Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research, 45(2), 10-36.

Journal article, three to six authors

Saywitz, K. J., Mannarino, A.P., Berliner, L., & Cohen, J.A. (2000). Treatment for
sexually abused children and adolescents. American Psychologist, 55, 1040-1049.

Magazine article

Kandel. E.R., & Squire, L.R. (2000, November 10). Neuroscience: Breaking down
scientific barriers to the study of brain and mind. Science, 290, 1113-1120.

Newspaper article, no author

New drug appears to sharply cut risk of death from heart failure. (1993, July 15). The
Washington Post, p. A12.

Citation examples taken from-

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed). (2001).
Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.
808.06615/P96 2001 (reference and circulating copies available)