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Common Reference List Examples
Below you will find some examples of ways to format common references; click "view detail" for more information on each entry. You can download a printable version of this resource here.
For additional explanation of references often used in Walden papers, see the APA Style FAQ on the right column.
Article (with doi)
Constantine, S. (2006). Correction in the countryside: Convict labour in rural Germany 1871-1914. German History, 24(1), 39-61. doi:10.1191/0266355406gh362oa
Article (with URL)
Intrigue, A., & Allure, P. (2006). An article without a DOI number. Journal of Citing Correctly, 99(3), 331-355. Retrieved from http://www.journalofcitingcorrectly.com
Mitchell, D., & Ruff, D. (1925). The menace in your neighborhood (5th ed.). Boston, MA: McGraw-Hill.
Chapter in edited book
Timmerman, B. (2010). Title of the chapter or article. In A. Cook & J. Patterson (Eds.), Title of book here (pp. 30-45). New York, NY: Best Publishing House Ever.
Content on an organization's website
The Word Bird Federation. (2001). The importance of our feathered friends. Retrieved from http://www.madeupsitewithhyperlinkremoved.com
Course study notes
Marshall, H. (2010). Multiple intelligences and pedagogy [Lecture notes]. Retrieved from http://www.exactURLofthenotes.com
Discussion board posting
Osborne, C. (2010, June 29). Re: Environmental responsibility [Online discussion group]. Retrieved from http://laureate.ecollege.com/ec/crs/default.learn?CourseID=2321812&Survey=1&47=2565415&ClientNodeID=404183&
Laureate Education, Inc. (Producer). (2009). Title of program here [DVD]. In Title of video here. Baltimore, MD: Author.
Newspaper article (retrieved online)
Marshall, H. (2002, July 9). Title of article here. The New York Times. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com
Cook, C. (Producer). (2010). Title of video here [Video webcast]. Retrieved from http://www.exactURLofvideo.com
Barron, J. (2008). Self-efficacy in today’s high school classrooms [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved from http://www.ilhntl.bu.edu/cwt/index.htm
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APA Style FAQ
In addition to the information provided here, refer to page 186 in the APA Manual (Sixth Edition) for how to cite and reference nonroutine information and titles.
eReader (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
You may also find our table on citation variations useful to download and print!