|TIP: Many databases will create an APA style citation for you. Look for a link that says “Citation Tools” or “Citation” and then select APA. It will open in a new window and all you have to do is copy and paste it.
BEWARE: If there is a citation at the bottom of an article in a database, it is almost always in MLA format. Use the TIP above to create an APA citation quickly.
CAPITALIZATION: For the ARTICLE title, only capitalize the first word, any proper nouns, and the first subtitle word. For the title of the MAGAZINE or NEWSPAPER, capitalize all the major words (but not words like: of, and)
PAGE NUMBERS: You put p. (for one page) or pp. (for multiple pages) before page numbers for newspaper articles but NOT for magazines and other periodicals.
Article author (if given) Last name, First initial. (Year of publication, Month day
(n.d. if no date given). Article title. Magazine/Newspaper Name,
volume number(issue number if available), page if available [p./pp. if it’s a newspaper article].
Retrieved from Database Name.
Rader, B.R, Boldt, P, & Pierce, V. (2005, August 18). The end of the world as we
know it. Alternatives, 19(2), D189-200. Retrieved from Canadian
Points of View.
**NOTE: This is a magazine so don’t write pp. before the page numbers**
In-text citation would be: (Rader, Boldt, & Pierce, 2005).
If you include the URL, CUT it off after ?id=[whatever the database title/provider is] and you don’t need to include the name of the database separately:
Lattman, P., & Singer, N. (2012, February 3). Army studies workout supplements
after deaths. New York Times, p. B1(L). Retrieved from
**NOTE: This is a newspaper article so include p. before the page number**
In-text citation would be: (Lattman & Singer, 2012)
Earlier birds. (2007, Dec/Jan). Canadian Geographic, 8(3), 14. Retrieved from
In-text citation would be: (“Earlier birds,” 2007).
NOTE: quotation marks are used in the in-text citation, but they are not used in the works cited citation