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APA Citation Style & Formatting: Citing Print Articles

A guide to citing sources and to creating a list of references.

What is a Print article?

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The featured examples show how to cite articles that were viewed in print format.

A print article is an article from the paper version of a magazine, journal, or newspaper.

An article that has been printed from an online source (such as from a database or from a website) is considered an electronic source.  

Citing Print Articles in APA Style

Article Citation Examples (Print)

Journal article

General Format
Author LastName, FirstInitial. MiddleInitial.  (Year of Publication).  Title of the article: Subtitle of the article. Title of the JournalVolume(Issue), Page number-Page Number. 
Example
Brandtzaeg, P. (2007).  Why we develop food allergies. American Scientist, 95, 28-35.

Magazine article

General Format
Author LastName, FirstInitial. MiddleInitial.  (Year of Publication, Month).  Title of article: Subtitle of article. Title of the Magazine, Volume(Issue), Page number-Page number.
Example
Brown, C. M. (2007, January).  More bang for the buck: Moving to Georgia saved the Salmon family thousands in education costs and property taxes. Black Enterprise, 37(6), 62-63.

Newspaper article

General Format
AuthorLastName, FirstInitial. MiddleInitial.  (Year of Publication, Month Day).  Title of article. Title of Newspaper, p. page number.
Example
Sterngold, J. (2007, May 21).  Prisons' budget to trump colleges'.  San Francisco Chronicle, p. A1.

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