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Physics: APA Citations

This library guide provides an introduction to library resources related to Physics courses.

APA 6th edition replaced by 7th

The 6th edition of the APA Citation Style Guide was replaced by the 7th edition in summer 2020.


The SC4 Library databases and OneSearch 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:


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

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


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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