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Psychology

This LibGuide describes the CSI Library's resources and services that are relevant for learning and research in Psychology.

Create a reference list in APA

The Reference List

The Reference list is also known as a Works Cited page. It is also called the Bibliography.

It's essentially the list of all the sources you used in your research paper.

A bibliographic citation in APA includes the following components.

  • Author (last name first, and first letter of first name)
  • Date (year only for books and academic journals, year, month, and day for newspapers, magazines, web sites)
  • Title: What is this work called? (titles are italic for books, titles are only italic for the publication title for newspapers, magazines, and academic journals)
  • Source:  the publisher.
  • DOI : digital object identifier. Please include this for articles, if a DOI exists. 


Sample Citations from the APA web site (credit: APA web site)

Books

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological

       Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000168-000

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Book chapters

Aron, L., Botella, M., & Lubart, T. (2019). Culinary arts: Talent and their development. In R. F. Subotnik, P. Olszewski

      Kubilius, & F. C. Worrell (Eds.), The psychology of high performance: Developing human potential into domain

      specific talent (pp. 345–359). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000120-016

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects:

      Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Newspaper articles

Carey, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York

       Times. https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/22/health/memory-forgetting-psychology.html

Harlan, C. (2013, April 2). North Korea vows to restart shuttered nuclear reactor that can make bomb-grade plutonium. The

       Washington Post, A1, A4.

Stobbe, M. (2020, January 8). Cancer death rate in U.S. sees largest one-year drop ever. Chicago Tribune.

 

Magazine articles

Lyons, D. (2009, June 15). Don't ‘iTune’ us: It’s geeks versus writers. Guess who’s winning. Newsweek, 153(24), 27.

 

Schaefer, N. K., & Shapiro, B. (2019, September 6). New middle chapter in the story of human

        evolution. Science, 365(6457), 981-982. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.aay3550

 

Schulman, M. (2019, September 9). Superfans: A love story. The New

        Yorker. https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2019/09/16/superfans-a-love-story                              

Academic journal articles

 

Butler, J. (2017). Where access meets multimodality: The case of ASL music videos. Kairos: A Journal of Rhetoric,

        Technology, and Pedagogy, 21(1). http://technorhetoric.net/21.1/topoi/butler/index.html

Grady, J. S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks

       that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207

        217. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000185


Web Pages

Woodyatt, A. (2019, September 10). Daytime naps once or twice a week may be linked to a healthy heart, researchers

        say. CNN. https://www.cnn.com/2019/09/10/health/nap-heart-health-wellness-intl-scli/index.html

Giovanetti, F. (2019, November 16). Why we are so obsessed with personality types. Medium. https://medium.com/the

       business-of-wellness/why-we-are-so-obsessed-with-personality-types-577450f9aee9

Whole Web site 

Do not create references or in-text citations for whole web sites.

To mention a web site in general, please provide the name of the web site in the text and include the URL in parentheses.

For example, you might mention that you used a website to create a survey.

We created our survey using Qualtrics (https://www.qualtrics.com).

Credit: APA style web site