APA Citations: Home


The SC4 Library databases will generate APA citations for you.  Look for the Citation Tools, How to Cite, or Cite links.


Guide to Grammar & Writing from the Capital Community College Foundation 

Websites defining plagiarism, paraphrasing, and summarizing:

Indiana University . (2004). Plagiarism: What It is and How to Recognize and Avoid It. In Writing Tutorial Services. Retrieved January 4, 2011, from http://www.indiana.edu/~wts/pamphlets/plagiarism.shtml

Dr. Martin Luther King,, Jr. Library. (2004). In Plagiarism. Retrieved January 4, 2011, from http://tutorials.sjlibrary.org/tutorial/plagiarism/selector.htm

Paul Robeson Library, Rutgers, The State Univer. (n.d.). In How to Avoid Plagiarism: An Online Tutorial. Retrieved January 4, 2011, from http://library.camden.rutgers.edu/EducationalModule/Plagiarism/

The University of Southern Mississippi Libraries. (2010). How to avoid plagiarism: Paraphrasing and summarizing. In Plagiarism. Retrieved January 4, 2011, from http://www.lib.usm.edu/legacy/plag/paraphrasing.php


    Articles & other documents from library databases


    Author’s last name, first and middle initials. (Date of publication). Title of article. Name of Periodical, volume(issue), pages. [Or DOI number, if available, no period after]




    Credo Reference (reference e-book)

    China. (2009). In The World of Child Labor: An Historical and Regional Survey.


    EBSCOhost Research Databases  (journal article)

    McCartt, A. T., Blanar, L., Teoh, E. R., & Strouse, L. M. (2011). Overview of motorcycling in the United States: A national telephone survey. Journal Of Safety Research, 42(3), 177-184. doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2011.05.003


    Criminal Justice Periodicals  (journal article)

    Mosee, G..(2010). Juvenile prosecution - It's the same, but different. Criminal Justice, 25(2), 64-66.


    InfoTracWeb  (journal article)

    Berlin, R. M. (2011, November). If You Were a Cookie, What Kind Would You Be? Psychiatric Times, 28(11), 14.


    InfoTracWeb: Nursing Resource Center  (reference e-book)

    Estes, M. E. (Ed.). (2010). Cultural assessment. In Health Assessment & Physical Examination (3rd ed., pp. 64-66). Clifton Park: Thomson Delmar Learning.


    Daily Life Online

    Are contemporary women’s lives substantially better now than in the past?. (2011). In Daily Life through History.


    CQ Researcher Online

    Mantel, B. (2011, January 7). Career colleges. CQ Researcher, 21, 1-24.


    ebrary  (e-book)

    Rovell, D. (2006). First in Thirst: How Gatorade Turned the Science of Sweat Into a Cultural Phenomenon. AMACOM Books.



    Citing an Entire Web Site:


    Author’s last name, first and middle initials, or name of group author. (Date of publication or last update). Title of the site. Date retrieved, from URL [No period after URL]



    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (n.d.). Binge drinking in adolescents and college students. Retrieved May 19, 2008, from http://ncadi.samhsa.gov/govpubs/rpo995/

    Citing a Short Work from a Web Site:


    Author’s last name, first and middle initials, or name of group author. (Date of publication or last update). Title of the short work. Title of the Site. Date retrieved, from URL [No period after URL]



    Neuromyelitis Optica (2011). In Mayo Clinic. Retrieved January 10, 2011, from http://www.mayoclinic.org/neuromyelitis-optica/diagnosis.html


    Print books

    Author’s last name, author’s first ititial, middle initial. (Date of publication). Title of the book (Edition if given).Place of publication: Publisher. 




    Morrison, T. (2008). A Mercy. New York: Knopf.

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