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Citation Guides: APA Style

Quick reference to frequently used citation formats for APA, APSA, Chicago/Turabian, and MLA styles. For more information, please reach out to you Friendly Lanier Tech Librarian.

More Information

APA style format can be complex.  For more information on how to cite other common sources or for more in depth explanations of citation formats, please open the pdf below, refer to the official APA Guide found in your campus library or consult with your instructor or campus librarian.

9.35 Format of DOIs and URLs

Follow these guidelines to format DOIs and URLs.

  • It is acceptable to use either the default display settings for hyperlinks in your word-processing program (e.g., usually blue font, underlined) or plain text that is not underlined.
  • Following the current recommendations of the International DOI Foundation to format DOIs in the reference list, which as of this publication is as follows:
    • https://doi.org/xxxxx
  • Do not add a period after the DOI or URL because it may interfere with the link functionality.*

*p. 299-300 of Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th  edition

APA Sample Citation Video

The above video, from the Psychology extra credit assignment on APA citations, explains the different components of an APA citation for a scholarly article from GALILEO and how those components should be formatted.

Print Book

APA print book citation format with example.

Electronic Book

APA electronic book citation format with example.

Scholarly Article from a Library Database

APA scholarly article from a library database citation format with example.

Video

APA video format with example.

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