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Understanding Citations

Book Citation in APA

journal article


The parts of a book citation in APA are:

  • Author(s)
  • Year (Publication Date)
  • Title (italicized)
  • Edition (if applicable)
  • Place of Publication
  • Publisher

Article Citation in APA

With Digital Object Identier (DOI):

article citation with doi


Without DOI :


The parts of an article citation in APA are:

  • Author(s)
  • Publication Date
  • Title of Article
  • Title of the magazine or journal  (usually italicized)
  • Volume  & Issue 
  • Page numbers
  • DOI or Database where you retrieved the Article (ie. Academic Search Premier)



Website Citation in APA


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. In Title of book or larger document (chapter or section number). Retrieved from 


The parts of a website citation in APA are:

  • Authors
  • Date of publication.
  • Title of article. 
  • Title of book or larger document 
  • (chapter or section number). Retrieved from 

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