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BUSAD 490H - Honors Independent Study

Resources for Business Honors Creative Components

APA Style Examples

The citations below are a few specific examples using the APA style manual; however, it's best to consult the full and most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, which can be found at the Circulation Desk (BF76.7 P83 2009).


Print book:

Author, A. (Date). Book title in italics. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Benbow-Pfalzgraf, T., (Ed.) (2002). Contemporary Fashion. (2nd ed.). Detroit: St. James Press.

Biography in print:

Author, A. (Date). Book Title in Italics. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Gross, E. & Rottman, F. (1999). Halston: an American original. New York: HarperCollins.

Print encyclopedia or encyclopedic set of volumes such as Something about the Author:

Author, A. (Date). Title of article. In Name of Encyclopedia (Vol.#, pp.). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Drisscol, S. (1998). Lowry, Lois, 1937-. In Something About the Author (Vol 87, pp. 54-59). Detroit: Gale.

Biography in an encyclopedic set:

Author, A. (Date). Topic/title of the article. In Name of the Set (vol#, pp#s). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Jones, J.S. (2002). Ehrlich, Amy, 1942-. In Something About the Author (132, pp. 54-59), Detroit: Gale Group.


Journal article in print:

Author, A. (Date). Article title. Journal title, vol#, pp#s.

Monaghan, P.L. (2002, October 11). A House of their Own. Chronicle of Higher Education, 44(7), A56.

Journal article, accessed online:

Author, A. (Date). Article title. Journal Title, vol#, pp#s.

Rousseau, S. (2015). The role of organic and fair trade labels when choosing chocolate. Food Quality and Preference, 44, 92-100. doi:10.1016/j.foodqual.2015.04.002

If no doi, include "Retrieved from: http://www...." with the url of the homepage or database in place of the doi.


Newspaper Article:

Author, A. (Date). Article title. Newspaper title in italics. PP.#s.

Rankin, A. (2002, September 24). Barns are Rapidly Vanishing from Iowa's Rural Landscape. Des Moines Register, Iowa Life Section, pp. 1E-2E.

If no author, give the title of the article first followed by the date, etc.

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