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APA Citations: APA Examples

A guide to writing and citing APA style

APA Examples


Joiner, T.E., Brown, J.S., & Kistner, J. (Eds.). (2006). The interpersonal, cognitive, and social  nature of depression. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.


Jung, C. G. (2011) The undiscovered self. Princeton, New Jersey: Princeton University Press.


Mishra, V. (2008). Towards a theoretical critique of Bombay cinema. In R. Dudrah & J. Desai (Eds.), The Bollywood Reader (pp. 32-45). Berkshire, England: Open University Press.


Szanto, A. (Ed.). (2007). What Orwell didn't know: Propaganda and the new face of American  politics. New York, NY: PublicAffairs.



Articles retrieved from databases or from the web are cited in 3 different ways. If the article has a DOI (digital object identifier) then use the first example below. However, if no DOI is assigned then follow the second example. Finally, if the article is retrieved from a subscription database, use the third example.


Culver, J. L., Arnow, B. A., & Ketter, T. A. (2007). Bipolar disorder: Improving diagnosis and  optimizing integrated care. Journal of Clinical Psychology,63(1), 72-93. 



Silva, R.R., Matzner, F., Diaz, J., Singh, S., & Dummit III, E.S. (1999). Bipolar disorder in children  and adolescents: A guide to diagnosis and treatment. CNS Drugs,12(6),


           437-450.  Retrieved from 


Hauser, M. U. (2013). The significance of at-risk or prodromal symptoms for bipolar I disorder in  children and adolescents. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 58(1), 22-31.


           Retrieved from



National Institute of Mental Health. (2016). Bipolar disorder. Retrieved from 


World Health Organization. (2015). Psychotropic drugs. Retrieved from



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