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Citation Guide: How to cite JOURNALS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite print JOURNALS

APA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue), pages. 

Example:
Hise, G. (1993). Home building and industrial decentralization in Los Angeles. Journal of Urban History, 19(6), 95-125.

 

How to cite JOURNALS from Electronic Resources

APA Journal Article Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue), pages.  (If you get your article from a database then the citation should look just like a print citation).

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue), pages. doi: number

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of article. Name of Journal, volume(issue), pages. Retrieved from complete URL.

Examples:
Hise, G. (1993). Home building and industrial decentralization in Los Angeles. Journal of Urban History, 19(6), 95-125.

Denk, W., Strickler, J.H., & Webb, W.W. (1990). Two-photon laser scanning fluorescence microscopy. Science, 248(4951), 73-76. doi: 10.1126/science.2321027

Banham, G. (2001). Transcendental philosophy and artificail life. Cultural Machine, 3. Retrieved from http://www.culturemachine.net/index.php/cm/article/view/286271