APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition citations, reference lists, in-text citations, and bibliographies.
The complete, comprehensive guide shows you how easy citing any source can be. Referencing books, youtube videos, websites, articles, journals, podcasts, images, videos, or music in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition.

How do you cite a book in the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.) (Edition). City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone” by Joanne K. Rowling we’d do so like this:
Rowling, J. K. (1997). Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (1st ed.). London: Bloomsbury Publishing Inc.
And an in-text citation book citation in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition citation style?

Here’s a APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. https://doi.org/DOI
So if we want to reference this scientific article: “Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?” by C. Petit and J.M. Sieffermann in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

Citing a website in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition reference style

Here’s an APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.example.com
To reference the article located at this link:
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
on The Guardian website:
Tran, M. (2008, November 5). Barack Obama To Be America’s First Black President. Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.theguardian.com/world/2008/nov/05/uselections20083
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Tran, 2008)

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How to cite a YouTube video APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition

Here’s a APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved August 22, 2019, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8W6rntBADUQ
And an in-text video citation would look like this: (Pixar, 2015)

How to cite a podcast using APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition referencing style

It is becoming more and more common to reference podcasts in essays or other school work.
Here’s how to reference a podcast it in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition.
Lastname, F. (2000). Title. Publisher. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Retrieved from https://thisamericanlife.org/640/five-women
And an in-text citation would look like this: (This American Life, 2018)

How to cite a piece of music or a song using APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition referencing style?

An example song citation in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in APA (American Psychological Association) 6th edition:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Retrieved from https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/here-comes-the-sun/401186200?i=401187150
And an in-text citation would look like this: (The Beatles, 1969)


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