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APA 7th Edition Citation Style Guide

A quick guide to using APA citation style

General Rule

Last-name, First-initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of article. Title of Publication, Volume(issue). Pages. URL

  • Omit volume, issue and page numbers if not available 
  • Omit URL if referring to the print version of the source.  
  • If referring to a news website (i.e., CNN, Bloomberg, HuffPost, MSNBC, Reuters, BBC News) rather than an online edition of a newspaper, cite the source as a web source

Newspaper article


   Kronholz, J. (2002, May 2). Bibliography mess: The internet wreaks havoc with the form --- how do you cite a web page? that's a matter of debate; arguing over a period. Wall Street Journal. p. A.1.

   Kronholz, J. (2002, May 2). Bibliography mess: Web muddles the fineries of scholarly citations. Wall Street Journal.

Magazine Article


   Schick, K. (2011, November 4). Citation obsession? Get over it!. Chronicle Of Higher Education, 58(11), A96.

   Guterman, L. (2008, July 19). Access to online journals reduces breadth of citations, study finds. Chronicle Of Higher Education.

Blog Post


Hume-Pratuch, J. (2012, May 31). A prescription for success: how to cite product information in APA style. APA

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