Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Note: For "Location," you should always list the city, but you should also include the state if the city is unfamiliar or if the city could be confused with one in another state.
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
APA style dictates that authors are named last name followed by initials; publication year goes between parentheses, followed by a period. The title of the article is in sentence-case, meaning only the first word and proper nouns in the title are capitalized. The periodical title is run in title case, and is followed by the volume number which, with the title, is also italicized or underlined.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.
Periodical (journal, magazine, newspaper):
Zhang, H. (1994). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx(Volume), xxx-xxx (Page Numbers).
Part of a nonperiodical (book chapter):
Zhang, H. (1994). Title of chapter. In A. Editor (Edition #), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.
Zhang, H. (2000). Title of article. Title of Periodical, xx(Volume), xxx-xxx(Page Numbers). Retrieved month day, year, from source/website.
Zhang, H. (2000). Title of Work. Retrieved month day, year, from source/website.
Article From a Database
When referencing material obtained from an online database (such as a database in the library), provide appropriate citation information (formatted just like a "normal" print citation would be for that type of work) and include a path to the online version. One option is to include the Digital Object Identfier (doi) as in the example below:
Rodriguez, A. M., Aziz, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Negotiated Eating, 8(3), 120-125. doi:nn.nnnnnnnn/n.n.nn
If you can not locate a doi, the 6th edition of the Publication Manual states that you should include the URL for the journal home page.
Rodriguez, A. M., Aziz, A. L., & Pease, D. L. (2002). A study of enjoyment of peas. Journal of Abnormal Eating, 8(3), 120-125. Retreived from http://journalofnegotiatedeating.org
Web Document, Web Page
List as much of the following information as possible -- you may have to hunt around to find the information. If there is a page like http://www.somesite.com/somepage.htm, and somepage.htm doesn't have the information you're looking for, move to the parent URL: http://www.somesite.com/):
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from http://web address
APA uses the author-date method of citation.
If your resource does not fit these examples, don't be discouraged! Consult a manual, check online or Ask a Librarian!