Be cautious when searching for examples on the web. You may find a few web sites that have not updated their information to the recently published Seventh Edition. When in doubt, ask your instructor, drop by the Writing Center, or chat with a librarian.
CSUDH Library. (2019, October 29). Introduction to citation styles: APA 7th ed. [Video]. YouTube. https://youtu.be/_fVv2Jt0o18
APA uses the author-date style for in-text citations. These are examples of how you include citations within the text of your paper.
When citing direct quotations, also include the page number:
Below of examples of how your citations should appear in your bibliography at the end of your paper or wherever your instructor wants the citation to appear.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Publication Year). Title of article: Subtitle if present. Journal Title, volume(issue), pages. https://doi.org/xxxxx
If there is no DOI, provide the URL that takes the reader to the article on the journal's web site. If the article came from a database, don't include the URL.
Author, A. A. (Year). Book title: Subtitle if present (xth ed). Publisher. https://doi.org/xx.xxx
Author, A. A. (Year). Chapter title. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Book title: Subtitle if present (pp. x-xx). Publisher. https://doi.org/xxxxx
Author, A. (date). Document title [format if needed]. Retrieved from https://_______
If the presentation is online, cite it like a website. If you saw the PowerPoint during class or other venue, cite it as a personal communication.
Use this format if you're citing something that the reader cannot access (class lecture, private postings, email, text message, etc.). Cite your source in the text and not in the reference list.