The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (6th edition) is the primary citation style for social and behavioral sciences.

Here are the components of a scholarly article in APA style (remember, if you don't have one of the components, leave it out):

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C.C. (Year). Title of Article. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages.


Rogers, R., & Christian, J. (2007). ‘What could I say?’ A critical discourse analysis of the construction of race in children’s literature. Race, Ethnicity & Education10(1), 21-46. doi:10.1080/13613320601100351

For more examples and details:

  • APA Handbook: Available at the Merrill-Cazier Library Information Desk
  • The OWL Guide APA Style: APA guide from Purdue University's Online Writing Lab


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