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APA References & Bibliography

1. Book

Author Last Name, First & Middle Initials. (Date). Title and subtitle italicized. Publisher.

Example: King, B. J. (2017). Personalities on the plate: The lives and minds of animals we eat. University of Chicago Press.

2. Anthology/Book Chapter

Author Last Name, First & Middle Initials. (Date). Selection title. In Initials, Editor Last Name (Eds.), Book Title italicized (page numbers). Publisher.

Example: Board, J. (2016). The paradox of right and wrong. In R. Bolden, M. Witzel, & N. Linacre (Eds.), Leadership paradoxes: Rethinking leadership for an uncertain world (pp. 131-150). Routledge.

3. Article

Author Last Name, First & Middle Initials. (Date). Article title. Journal Title italicized, volume number italicized(issue number), page numbers. Digital Object Identifier.

Example: Mitchell, T. (2002). McJihad: Islam in the U.S. global order. Social Text, 20(4), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1215/01642472-20-4_73-1


4. Website

Author Last Name, First & Middle Initials or Sponsor Organization. (Date). “Page title.” Website Title italicized. URL.

Example: Lipson, C. (2010). “Advice on getting a good recommendation.” http://www.charleslipson.com/Getting-a-good-recommendation.htm

Source: Lipson, C. (2018). Cite right: A quick guide to citation styles- MLA, APA, Chicago, the sciences, professions, and more (3rd ed.). The University of Chicago Press.

APA citation style

The University of Dayton HSS program generally uses the APA format as the standard citation style used for research papers.   However, this varies with the particular area of study, so it's a good idea to check with your professor, advisor, or an appropiate journal for the best citation format to use.

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