Check with your professor for any individual preferences in citation styles, particularly journal articles from a database. This information is adapted from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association 6th edition.
Constructing Your APA-Style References List
BCC/UCF Joint-Use Library and Writing Center
American Psychological Association: http://www.apastyle.org/
OWL Online Writing Lab - Purdue University: http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/
For a correct APA-style references list. . .
• Use the APA Publication Manual.
• Alphabetize the list by author.
• Give your citation list the correct title (References)
• End all citations with a period except those that contain DOIs or URLs
• Format the items as hanging indents.
• Double space the entire list.
• Make sure to add the state abbreviation (or spell out the country name if international) after the city for book/eBook citations
Example of a book
Brennan, J. A. (2005). Continuing education: Options and opportunities for professionals. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill.
Example of an E-book (available in print and online)
Woodrow, P., & Roe, J. (2006). Intensive care nursing: A framework for practice. London, England: Routledge.
Example of an E-book (only available online)
Staudinger, B., Höss, V., & Ostermann, H. (2009). Nursing and clinical informatics: Socio-technical approaches. Retrieved from http://www.ebscohost.com/
Kim, H. S., & Kollak, I. (2006). Nursing theories: Conceptual & philosophical foundations. Retrieved from http://www.ucf.eblib.com
Example of a journal article from a database (with DOI)
Hu, J. (2007). Health-related quality of life in low-income older African Americans. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(4), 253-265. doi:10.1080/07370010701645901
Example of a journal article from a database (without DOI)
Hu, J. (2007). Health-related quality of life in low-income older African Americans. Journal of Community Health Nursing, 24(4), 253-265.
Example of a document from a Web site
Nursing Now. (1999, October). National health insurance: How the proposed plans will affect you. Retrieved from http://www.nursingnow.org/publications/natlhealth.doc
Example of a document from a Web site (no author and no date)
Web support for patient education. (n.d.). Retrieved from http://www.nctech.edu/itdocs/outreach/medical-2001-08/