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APA 7th Edition Style Guide

APA Style Reference List Examples

Journal article with 1 author

Norris, T.D. (2019). Selling the library without sacrificing your values: Guiding principles for liaison librarians. International Information & Library Review, 51(1), 63-69. https://doi.org/10.1080/10572317.2019.1572584

Journal article with 2 authors

Heilmann, A., & Llewellyn, M. (2004). Hystorical fictions: Women (re)writing and (re)reading history. Women, 15(2), 137-152. https://doi.org/10.1080/0957404042000234006 

Journal article with >2 authors and <20

Finn, D., Yu, J., & Penton, C.R. (2020). Soil quality shapes the composition of microbial community stress response and core cell metabolism functional genes. Applied Soil Ecology, 148, Article 103483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apsoil.2019.103483 

Journal article with > 20 authors

McComish, B.J., Sahebjada, S., Bykhovskaya, T., Willoughby, C.E., Richardson, A.J., Tenen, A., Charlesworth, J.C., MacGregor, S., Mitchell, P., Lucas, S.E.M., Mills, R.A., Mackey, D.A., Li, X., Wang, J.J., Jensen, R.A., Rotter, J.I., Taylor, K.D., Hewitt, A.W., Rabinowitz, Y.S. ... Burdon, K.P. (2020). Association of genetic variation with Keratoconus. JAMA Ophthalmol, 138(2), 174-181. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2019.5293 

Newspaper article

Richtel, M. (2020, March 4). Nursing homes are starkly vulnerable to coronavirus. The New York Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/04/health/coronavirus-nursing-homes.html 

Conference proceeding

Machat, L. (2010). An ethnic lens on age identity: Identity research in gerontology and migration and ethnic studies. International Sociological Association, Gothenburg, Sweden, 2010.

Magazine (print only, no volume #)

Lasater, J.H. (2019 Nov/Dec). Restorative (Re)treat. Yoga Journal, (312), 98-105.

Government Agency Report

U.S. Global Change Research Program (2018). Fourth national climate assessment. Volume II: Impacts, risks, and adaptation in the United States. Reidmiller, D.R., C.W. Avery, D.R. Easterling, K.E. Kunkel, K.L.M. Lewis, T.K. Maycock, & B.C. Stewart (eds.). U.S. Government  Publishing Office. https://nca2018.globalchange.gov/downloads/NCA4_2018_FullReport.pdf

Dissertation/Thesis

McCracken, A. (2019). Visibility, transgression, and community: An exploratory study of plus-size fashion YouTubers [Doctoral Dissertation, Iowa State University]. Iowa State University Digital Repository. https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=8748&context=etd

Book

Peperzak, A.T. (2012). Thinking about thinking: What kind of conversation is philosophy? Fordham University Press.

e-book

Mueller, L. (2019). Conceptual breakthrough in evolutionary ecology. Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/C2017-0-04049-1  

Book chapter (edited and with a doi)

McDonald, M.R., and Warland, J. (2017). Vegetables and climate change. In Hatfield, H., Sivakumar, M., & Pueger, J. (Eds.), Agroclimatology: Linking agriculture to climate (pp.327-341). American Society of Agronomy, Crop Science Society of America, Soil Science Society of America. https://doi:10.2134/agronmonogr60.2018.0006

Encyclopedic Works

Palmer, L.J., & Palmer, X.Z. (2009). Encyclopedia of abortion in the United States (2nd ed.). McFarland & Company.

Encyclopedic Entry

American Psychological Association (2013). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th edition). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm05

Blog Post

Edge, K. (2020, March 4). #WOW - 1970s women's rights buttons. Cardinal Tales: The Blog of Special Collections and University Archives at Iowa State Universityhttps://isuspecialcollections.wordpress.com/2020/03/04/wow-1970s-womens-rights-buttons/

webpage with no date given

University Library (n.d.). Caring for the library's collection. Iowa State University. https://www.lib.iastate.edu/about-library/policies/library-use/caring-for-collection