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APA Style (6th ed)

Title

NOTE: This page reflects the old version of the APA Publication Manual (6th ed). If you require the current version, please see APA Style (7th 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. Retrieved from URL

With subtitle

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

With edition

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

 URL

With source clarification

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

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

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

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

For articles

(ex. newspapers, magazines, & journals)

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

No author

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

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

See the Publication Manual: 6.29 Title

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.