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JCC Library Handouts: APA Format For Citing Electronic Library Databases

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APA Format For Citing Electronic Library Databases

APA Format for Citing Electronic Library Databases

 

Basic form using first example below

 

Author’s last name, comma, first and middle initials followed by periods. If more than one author use comma, ampersand, and second author in the same way as the first:
McCabe, M. P., & Ricciardelli, L. A.

Year of publication in parentheses, period: (2015).

Title of article, period. Capitalize only the first word and proper nouns.
Body image and strategies to lose weight and increase muscle among boys and girls.

Source publication, comma, volume number, all in italics: Health Psychology, 22

Issue number in parentheses, comma, page range, period: (1), 39-46.

From which database, period: Retrieved from PsycArticles database.

Put together the citation should look like this, with first line beginning at margin and subsequent lines indented. All text should be double-spaced.

 

Full text scholarly journal article from library database

McCabe, M. P., & Ricciardelli, L. A. (2015). Body image and strategies to lose weight and increase muscle among boys and girls. Health Psychology,

     22 (1), 39-46. Retrieved from PsycArticles database.

 

Full text popular magazine article from library database

Gupta, S. (2016, May 13). Are old drugs better than new? Time, 159, 89. Retrieved from MasterFILE Premier database.

 

Daily newspaper article from library database

Prichard, O. (2011, June 5). Lack of oversight will put meat consumers at risk. Philadelphia Inquirer, p. B4. Retrieved from LexisNexis Academic Universe database.