Format: Author(s). (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Magazine/Newspaper in italics, Volume number in italics(issue number), page numbers of article. DOI/URL
*Note: If using a print or database article use the DOI (if no DOI, skip). If using a non-database article (website) with no DOI, use the URL instead.
Example: Bergeson, S. (2019, January 4). Really cool neutral plasmas. Science, 363(6422), 33-34. http://doi.org/10.1126/science.aau7988
Example: Smith, O. P. (2020). Communicating at work. Management, 14(3), 34-39.
Example: Lewin, A. M. (2012, June 23). Meditating practices growing. Psychology Today. http://psychologytoday.com/2020-3-4/mindfullness
For the article title, capitalize only proper nouns and the first word of the article title and subtitle.
For the magazine/newspaper title, capitalize all the significant words in the title and italicize it. Note: APA considers periodical titles are proper nouns.
If no date is given, use (n.d.).
Always list the DOI if given. DOI is preferred rather than a URL.
If a DOI is not given, but the source can be found in a library database, then there is no need to include a URL (simply cite the entry the same way you would a print entry). However, if a DOI is not given, and the source is not in a library database - rather found on the internet - then include a URL (to help people find it).
URLs should be as specific as possible (i.e. take the reader directly to the page you used). So use the full URL (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/07/28/us/politics/william-barr-house-judiciary-hearing.html) rather than the home page (https://www.nytimes.com).
Present DOI’s and URL’s as hyperlinks beginning with http:// or https:// (Links can be ‘live’ if your writing is going to be viewed electronically or online).
Double space entries. If an entry runs more than one line, use a hanging indent which indents any additional lines beyond the first (there is a button in Microsoft Word and other programs to do this; do not use the tab button or the space bar).
Acceptable abbreviations can be found on pp. 306-7 of the APA manual.
If what you are citing is not listed in APA manual, choose the example in the manual most like your source.
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