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APA Style (7th ed)

Title

NOTE: This page reflects the latest version of the APA Publication Manual (7th ed), which released in October 2019. If you require the previous version, please see APA Style (6th ed)

The Basics

The title is the unique name given to the work you are citing:

  • The title usually comes after the date of publication in the reference list entry.
  • If there is no author, the title is moved in front of the date of publication.
  • Follow examples of capitalization and italicization carefully.

Examples

 

Reference List

Generic

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College. URL

With subtitle

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College: A first year experience. URL

With edition

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College (2nd ed.).

 URL

With source clarification

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College [Blog post]. URL

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College [Photograph]. URL

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College [Video file]. URL

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College [Books 24x7 version]. URL

For articles

(ex. newspapers, magazines, & journals)

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College. Sheridan Sun, 25(3), 25-28. URL

For parts within a larger compilation

(ex. course packs, anthologies, encyclopedias)

Author, A. A. (Year). Finding our way at Sheridan College. In E. E. Editor (Ed.), A collection of best essays from Sheridan College (pp. 25-28). URL

No author

Finding our way at Sheridan College. (Year). URL

Finding our way at Sheridan College. (Year). Sheridan Sun, 25(3), 25-28. URL

See Sections 9.7 to 9.37 of the Publication Manual.

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.