APA 6th referencing

A guide to APA referencing (6th edition)

Magazine or Newspaper Articles

At the end of your assignment, essay or project you are required to include a reference list containing the full details of each source. The list should be in alphabetical order and include the author/editor, date, title and publication information. References over one line long should use a hanging indent to indent the second and following lines.

 

ARTICLES FROM A MAGAZINE

Kantor, J. (2005, May/June). Snack attack. Psychology Today, 38(3), 20.

In-text citation  (Kantor, 2005)

 

ARTICLES FROM A NEWSPAPER

Print version

Orsman, B., & Vaughan, G. (2005, June 21). Rat blamed for latest Telecom blackout. The New Zealand Herald. p. A3.

In-text citation (Orsman & Vaughan, 2005)

 

Internet version

Orsman, B., & Vaughan, G. (2005, June 21). Rat blamed for latest Telecom blackout. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from http://www.nzherald.co.nz

In-text citation (Orsman & Vaughan, 2005)

 

Electronic version taken from a subscription database 

If the article does not have a DOI printed on it, you need to search the Internet for the journal’s website and reference the homepage URL.

Orsman, B., & Vaughan, G. (2005, June 21). Rat blamed for latest Telecom blackout. The New Zealand Herald. Retrieved from http://www.nzherald.co.nz

In-text citation (Orsman & Vaughan, 2005)

 

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE WITH NO AUTHOR

Burst watermain leaves suburb dry. (2005, June 21). The New Zealand Herald. p. A4. 

In-text citation ("Burst watermain leaves suburb dry," 2005).

Subsequent in-text citation ("Burst watermain," 2005).

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Things to remember

Authors' names : Authors names should always be Surname, Initial. Initial.  e.g. Smith, L. M.

 

Multiple authors: The same rules apply as for books.

 

Italics : Only the magazine or newspaper title and the volume number should be in italics.

 

Capitalization : For the article title, the first letter of the first word of a title should be capitalized as should the first letter of the first word of any subtitle.  Everything else should be in lower case unless it is a proper noun or an abbreviation that is always written in capitals. For a newspaper or magazine title, all major words need to be capitalized.

 

Date : In addition to putting in the year an article is published you may need to put in the month and day of publication.  The formate must alway be (Year, Month day).

 

Splitting a URL : If your URL needs to be split do not insert a hyphen. Break the URL before a punctuation mark.  Do not add a full stop at the end of URL as this may appear to be part of the URL and cause retrieval problems.

 

Secondary Sources : You can only reference information that you have actually seen.  If that book or journal article quotes another piece of work which you also want to quote, you need to cite the information as a secondary citation.

For example you read an article by Sandvoss, in which he quotes Taylor "Ian Taylor's influential analysis (1971) in which he identifies hooliganism as a response to social control..."

If you have not read the item by Taylor you would reference the Sandvoss article.

Sandvoss, C. (2003). A game of two halves: Football, television and globalization. Journal of Football Societies, 34(3), 1-8.

In text citation (as cited in Sandvoss, 2003, p. 2)