APA Style, 7th Edition
APA (American Psychological Association) Style is typically used in the social sciences. Basic information for citing sources using this style are laid out below. Please consult the Publication Manual of the APA, 7th edition or Ask-A-Librarian for more information.
At GRCC, APA Style is used by: Business, Communication, Criminal Justice, Dental Assisting, Dental Hygiene, Exercise Science, Gerontology, Medical Assistant, Nursing, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Pharmacy Technician, Phlebotomy, Psychology, Radiologic Technology, Social Work and Sterile Processing.
The APA style for citing sources is called a References page. Here are some basic examples for a book and a journal article. For additional format varieties, use the other resources listed below.
Book, generic format:
AuthorLastname, First Initial. (Year). Book title. Publisher.
Book, specific example:
Journal article from database, generic format:
AuthorLastName, First Initial. (Date). Article title. Journal Title, Volume(Issue),
Journal article from database, specific example:
in Wayne County, Michigan: A comparison by ZIP code characteristics. Journal Of The American Pharmacists Association: Japha, 54(6), 618-624. doi:10.1331/JAPhA.2014.14105
References Page Tips
APA Style (7) Blog (the official companion to the Publication Manual of the APA)
When quoting sources, APA style uses an author/year/page method of citation. The author's last name is given in the text of your writing followed by the year of publication in parentheses, with the page number in parentheses after the quote. For example:
When speaking of successful people, Gladwell (2008) states "what truly distinguishes their histories is not their extraordinary talent but their extraordinary opportunities" (p. 81).