APA Style Common Examples

These examples are designed to accompany (not replace) the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (2020), which is available in the Library.

The Library also offers tutorials regularly on how to use APA, that are free to attend. Sign up for an APA workshop.

How to cite/reference material

This page provides examples of how to cite materials both in your list of references and in text. For examples of how to quote directly, paraphrase, and cite from a secondary source, go to How to Format APA: Format Citations in Text.

For an easy to use, 2 page printable version of this section, download the Library's APA Quick Guide

Examples by format:

Further examples:

FAQs in the Virtual Reference Desk: You may find more course specific examples (e.g. Nursing, Education).

APA Style 7th Edition

This guide has been updated to reflect the changes in the 7th Edition of the APA Style. Still using the 6th edition? APA Style Common Examples (6th edition)