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Substance Abuse and Addiction: Citing Sources (APA)

Citing Articles in Periodicals

Basic Format for Articles

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

Seto, A., & Woodford, M.S. (2007).  Helping a Japanese immigrant family cope with acculturation issues: A case study. The Family Journal, 15, 167-173. doi:10.1177/10664807062979587

Note on Issue Numbers: The Family Journal has continuous pagination across issues in a volume. In this case, no issue number is cited.  For journals paginated by issue, the issue number is indicated in parentheses after the volume. The parentheses and issue number are not italicized.

Adapted from Purdue OWL

Citing BOOKS using APA Style (6th ed) on a Reference List

One Author

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Fontes, L. A. (2008). Interviewing clients across cultures: A practitioner's guide. New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Two Authors

Herlihy, B., & Corey, G. (2006). ACA ethical standards casebook. Alexandria, VA: American Counseling Association.


Editor, No Author

Thomas, J. C., & Hersen, M. (Eds.). (2011). Understanding research in clinical and counseling psychology. New York, NY: Routledge.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Chassin, L., Hussong, A., Barrera, M., Molina, B., Trim, R., & Ritter, J. (2004). Adolescent substance abuse. In R. Lerner & L. Steinberg (Eds.), Handbook of adolescent psychology (pp.665-696). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.

Multivolume Work

Leong, F.(Ed.). (2008). Encyclopedia of counseling (Vols. 1-4). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.


Adapted from: Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL)

Web Documents

Fuchs, L.S. & Mellard, D.F. (2007). Helping educators discuss responsiveness to
     intervention with parents and students. Retrieved from: http://www.nrcld.org
     /resource_kit/general/Q&AEducators2007.pdf