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APA: B. Journal Article with One Author

Helpful Tips:

If a journal article has a Digital Object Identifier (DOI) listed, you will always include this identifier in your reference.  You will not have to include the URL of the journal's home page or of the database from which you retrieved the article if a DOI is available.

If you viewed a journal article in an online database and it does not have a DOI, you will need to do a quick search outside of the database to locate the URL for the journal's home page (pp. 191-192).  This information must be included in the reference.  If the journal is no longer being published and it does not have a home page, then include the URL for the home page of the database from which you retrieved the article (p. 192).

If you viewed a journal article in its print format, be sure to check if it has a DOI listed.  If it does not, your reference to the article would end after you provide the page range of the article.

Journal Article with One Author (p. 198)

General Format

      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page number)
 
      References:
      Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article title: Subtitle. Journal Title,
            Volume(issue), page range. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from URL of journal
            home page [if available].  
 
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
      (Pettigrew, 2009)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Pettigrew, 2009, p. 61)
 
      References:
      Pettigrew, T. F. (2009). Secondary transfer effect of contact: Do intergroup contact
            effects spread to noncontacted outgroups? Social Psychology, 40(2), 55-65.
            doi:10.1027/1864-9335.40.2.55

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