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Lit Review v. Annotated Bibliography: APA

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APA 6 Citation

American Psychological Association (APA) style is commonly used for citing references in science and social science courses, such as Nursing, Psychology, Education, and Social Work.

This guide is based on the APA Manual (6th ed.), published in 2009.

Works Cited Format Examples

Single Author
Sciarra, D.T. (2004). School counseling: Foundations and contemporary issues. Belmond, CA: Brooks/Cole-Thomsom Learning.
Two Authors
Dinkmeyer, D.C., & Carlson, J. (2001). Consultation: Creating school-based interventions. Philadelphia, PA: Brunner-Routledge.
Book with an Editor Atkinson, D.R. & Hackett, G. (Eds.). (1995). Counseling diverse populations. Madison, WI: Brown & Benchmark.
A Work (e.g., essay, short story)
in an anthology or compilation
Beilke, J.R. (2008). The complexity of school desegregation in the borderland: The case of Indiana. In B.J. Daugherity & C.C. Bolton (Eds.), With all deliberate speed: Implementing Brown v. Board of Education (pp. 199-215). Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press.
Print Journal
Marco, R., Miranda, A., Schlotz, W., Melia, A., Mulligan, A., Muller, U., . . . Sonuga-Barke, E.J.S. (2009). Delay and reward choice in ADHD: An experimental test of the role of delay aversion. Neuropsychology, 23(3), 367-380.
Online Library Database
Smyth, A. M., Parker, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retrieved from
Website Gaiman, N. (n.d.). How dare you. Retrieved from 

NOTE: When formatting your works cited page, make sure your citations are double spaced with a hanging indent.

APA Manual 6th Edition

Examples in this guide are based on:

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American Psychological Association. (2009). Publication manual of the American psychological association (6th ed). (6th. ed.). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.

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