APA 5th edition Referencing Guide

This is the Citationsy guide to APA 5th 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 5th edition.

How to do citations in APA 5th edition style?
cite APA 5th edition  — Referencing Guide



How do you cite a book in the APA 5th edition referencing style?

Here’s an example book citation in APA 5th 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:
APA 5th edition citation:
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 5th edition looks like this: (Rowling, 1997)

How to reference a journal article in the APA 5th edition citation style?
How do you cite scientific papers in APA 5th edition format?

Here’s a APA 5th edition journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. Journal Name. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from URL
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 5th edition:
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?, 18(1), 161-172. Food Quality and Preference. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.foodqual.2006.05.008
And an in-text citation would look like this: (Petit & Sieffermann, 2007)

How to cite a website in a paper in APA 5th edition style?

Here’s an APA 5th edition example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. Retrieved July 9, 2020, 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. The Guardian. Retrieved July 9, 2020, 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 5th edition

Here’s a APA 5th edition citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. YouTube. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video APA 5th edition?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. YouTube. Retrieved July 9, 2020, 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 5th 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 5th edition.
Lastname, F. (2000, January 1). Title. Publisher. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in APA 5th edition using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018, March 2). 640: Five Women. WBEZ Radio. Retrieved July 9, 2020, 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 5th edition referencing style?

An example song citation in APA 5th edition.
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. Album. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from http://www.example.com
Let‘s say we want to reference “Here Comes the Sun” off The Beatles “Abbey Road” album in APA 5th edition:
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. Abbey Road. Retrieved July 9, 2020, 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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