In-text citation: Consists mainly of the authors' last name and the year of publication (and page numbers if it is directly quoted) in round brackets and placed within the text. If there is no discernable author, the title and date are used.
Reference list: Ordered alphabetically by the last name of the first author of each work. References with no author are ordered in the reference list alphabetically by the first significant word of the title. Use only the initials of the authors' given names. Use full stops and spaces between the initials. Last name comes first.
.....(Neville, 2010) or Neville (2010) stated that " ....." (p. 25).
Neville, C. (2010). The complete guide to referencing and avoiding plagiarism (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Open University Press.
Some of the more often used abbreviations for the APA style are listed here:
and others (from Latin et alii, et aliae)
No date of publication
Volume (as in Vol. 4)
Volumes (as in 4 vols.)
Style Guide available from the library
For further information, consult the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association available at the Library.