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iLab: APA Guidelines

Last Updated: Aug 4, 2020 1:32 PM

Welcome

Welcome to the APA 7th Edition Guidelines Page for your iLab course. 

Please refer to the formulas below for formatting a proper citation. Take note that this is an abbreviated guide. 

For more information, navigate to the Purdue Online Writing Lab.

If you have any questions, please contact the librarian associated with your iLab section.

More than One Author in a Citation

A Work by Two Authors - List the authors by their last names and initials. Make sure to use the ampersand (&) instead of "and"

Last Name, First Initial., & Last Name, First Initial.

ex) Smith, J., & Morrison, C.

 

Three to Twenty Authors - List the authors by last names and initials. Make sure to separate the author names with commas and the last author will have an ampersand (&) before it

ex) Pearson, J., Morrison, C., Stevens, W., West, R., Collete, H., & Buzan, T.

 

More  Than 20 Authors - List the authors by last names and initials. Make sure to separate the author names with commas. After the twentieth author's name, use an ellipsis ( . . . ) instead of author names. Lastly, provide the final author's name.

ex) Pegion, K., Kirtman, B. P., Becker, E., Collins, D. C., LaJoie, E., Burgman, R., Bell, R., DelSole, R., Min, D., Zhu, Y., Li, W., Sinsky, E., Guan, H., Gottschalck, J., Metzger, E. J., Barton, N. P., Achuthavarier, D., Marshak, J., Koster, R., . . .  Kim, H

Websites

A Full Website:

The Buffalo History Museum. (2019). http://www.buffalohistory.org/ 


A Page on a Website with an Author:

Fong, J. (2017). Clay pot snowman tutorial. 
http://www.ehow.com/13661861/clay-pot-snowman-tutorial 


A Page on a Website without an Author - start with the title instead:

Allergies: Basic info you need to know. (2016).  
http://www.webmd.com/allergies/allergy basics 

a News or Magazine Article from a Database

Author’s Last name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of the article. Title of the Newspaper. Retrieved from URL

Dewey, C. (2017, December 1). London plans to ban fast-food outlets near schools. Washington Post. 
link.galegroup.com/apps/doc/A516769322/STND?u=sunybuff_main&sid=STND&xid=8551bb81

a Physical Book from the Library

Last Name, First initial. Middle initial. (2015) Title of book: Capital letter if there is a subtitle. Publisher.

Jones, M. (2015). An age of inquiry. Penguin Books.

 

an eBook from the Library

Last Name, First initial. Middle initial. (Year of Publication). Title of ebook: Subtitle if there is one. edition. Retrieved from URL

Nicholas, L., & Morris, G. (2004). Rethinking dance history: A reader.

ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/buffalo/detail.action?docID=1487145#

 

 

Scholarly Journal Article Citations

Journal Article from a Database with DOI available:

Last, First initial. (Date). Title of work. Name of journal, volume number(issue number if available), page range. doi

Landes, T. (2010). Fresh water fisheries in the great lakes. Great Lakes Studies,
21(1), 5-13. doi:10.1002/tox.20155 

 


Journal Article from a Database with no DOI available:

Last, First initial. (Date). Title of work. Name of journal, volume number(issue number if available), page range. URL

Landes, T. (2010). Fresh water fisheries in the great lakes. Great Lakes Studies, 21(1), 5-13. 
search.ebscohost.com.gate.lib.buffalo.edu/login.aspx?direct=true=ehost-live&scope=site

an Image from a Website

Last Name, First Initial or username. (Year of creation). Title of image or description of image. [Type of work]. Retrieved from URL.

van Stratum, B. (2011). Lightning. [Photograph]. https://flic.kr/p/am5V3U

Izthatu. (2005). Sunset. [Photograph]. https://flic.kr/p/53mzC