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Common Reference Examples

APA reference citations have four elements: authorpublication datetitle, and source. These examples are color-coded for your reference.

Journal Article

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume(issue), #-#,

 (if available)

Rawlings, D., & Tieman, J. (2015). Patient and care information: Can they read and understand it? An

          example from palliative care. Australian Nursing & Midwifery Journal58(2), 43-52.


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book. Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Armenta, A. (2017). Protect, serve, and deport: The rise of policing as immigration enforcement. University

          of California Press. 


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of work. Website Name. URL

Bologna, C. (2018, June 27). What happens to your mind and body when you feel homesick? HuffPost.


Name of Group. (Date). Title of work. Site Name (if different from author). URL

World Health Organization. (2018, March). Questions and answers on immunization and vaccine safety.


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