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PSYCH 302: Research Methods in Psychology

A "typical" APA citation

Many of you will have a journal article from a peer-reviewed source. These are quite simple to cite in APA. I am only going to show that scenario specifically as there are many dozens of other types of sources, which you can use the below resources to help you find the solution. Note the punctuations and italics.

Always include a doi if it is available. You are supposed to do a hanging indent, i.e., every line following the first is to be indented. Not easy to achieve in LibGuides, will update as soon as I figure that out.


Last Name, First/middle initial (year). Title of the article you want to cite. Title of the Journal the Article is in.Volume(issue): (pages). DOI: 1234/567.90


Manger, T.A., Motta, R.W. (2005). The impact of an exercise program on posttraumatic stress disorder, anxiety, and depression. International Journal of Emergency Mental Health. 7(1): 49-57.

Patki, G., Solanki, N., Atrooz, F., Ansari, A., Allam, F., Jannise, B., Maturi, J., Salim, S. (2014). Novel mechanistic insights into treadmill exercise based rescue of social defeat-induced anxiety-like behavior and memory impairment in rats. Physiology & Behavior. 130: 135-144. DOI: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2014.04.011



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