Examples of Reference Format
Example references, formatted as recommended by the American Psychological Association
If these were being inserted in a References page, successive lines in the reference would be indented 0.5" and all lines would be doublespaced.
|Journal article, 1 author, with DOI||
Herbst-Damm, K.L., & Kulik, J.A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival time of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225-229. doi: 10.1037/0278-6220.127.116.11
|Journal article, 2 authors||Ainlay, S. C., & Hunter, J. D. (1984). Religious participation among older Mennonites. Mennonite Quarterly Review, 58, 70-79.|
|Journal article, 3 authors||Ainlay, S. C., Singleton, Jr., R., & Swigert, V. L. (1992). Aging and religious participation: Reconsidering the effects of health. Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion, 31, 175-188.|
|Journal article, more than 6 authors||Wolchik, S. A., West, S. G., Sandler, I. N., Tein, J., Coatsworth, D., Lengua, L., et al. (2000). An experimental evaluation of theory-based mother and mother-child programs for children of divorce. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 68, 843-856.|
|Book, 1 author||Berger, P. (1967). The sacred canopy. New York: Doubleday Anchor Books.|
|Book, 1 author, 3rd edition||Atchley, R. C. (1980). The social forces in later life (3rd ed.). Monterey, CA: Wadsworth.|
|A chapter in an edited book||Carp, F. M. (1981). Effects of planned housing on residents. In V. Regnier (Ed.), Housing for the elderly: Satisfaction preferences (pp. 517-552). New York: Erlbaum.|
|Organization as author and publisher||American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.|
|Edited book, 2 editors||Gray, R. M., & Moberg, D. O. (Eds.). (1962). The church and the older person. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans.|
|FTP, 1 author||Bruckman, A. (4 Dec. 1994). Approaches to managing deviant behavior in virtual communities. <ftp://ftp.media.mit.edu/pub/asb/papers/ deviance-chi-94>.|
|World Wide Web site, 1 author||Burka, L. P. (5 Dec. 1994) A hypertext history of multi-user dimensions. MUD History. 1993. <http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/1pb/mud-history.html>.|
These references are based on examples presented in the APA Publication Manual (6th edition, second printing).