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APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) Referencing Guide

How to do citations in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) style?

This is the Citationsy guide to APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix).

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How do you cite a book in the APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) referencing style?

Did you know there are over 2.5 million book titles published in 2021. If you find yourself trying to cite a book in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix), here’s how

Here’s an example book citation in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) using placeholders:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title (Edition; E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.). City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” by Maya Angelou we’d do so like this:
APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) citation:
Angelou, M. (1969). I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1st ed.). New York: Random House.
And an in-text citation book citation in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) looks like this: (Angelou, 1969)

How to reference a journal article in the APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) citation style?

How do you cite scientific papers in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) format?

Citing formats are used to recognize related literary pieces and to mention references used. To cite any paper in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix), follow these easy steps

Here’s a APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) journal citation example using placeholders:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author3 LastnameA. F. (2000). Title. Container, Volume(Issue), pages Used. doi: 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix):
Petit, C., & Sieffermann, J. (2007). Testing consumer preferences for iced-coffee: Does the drinking environment have any influence?. 18(1), 161-172. doi: 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) style?

You probably find a lot of useful information on websites while browsing the web. Here’s a simple guide on how to cite any website in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix)

Here’s an APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) example website reference:
Author1 LastnameA. F., & Author2 LastnameA. F. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved January 25, 2022, 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 January 25, 2022, 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix)

While you might first think of books, journal articles, and news websites as go-to sources for academic work, YouTube also provides a wealth of quality information. Here’s how to cite it in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix)

Here’s a APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) citation YouTube video example:
ChannelName. (2000, January 1). Title. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from YouTube website: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XXXXXX
So how to cite a video APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix)?
Pixar. (2015, June 3). Pizza Clip — Inside Out. Retrieved January 25, 2022, from YouTube website: 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) referencing style

Are you listening to a history, philosophy, or literature podcast and you want to cite it in a presentation or research paper. Here’s how to do it in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix)

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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix).
Lastname, F. (2000). Title. Retrieved from http://www.example.com
Podcast referencing example in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) using “This American Life” episode 640:
This American Life. (2018). 640: Five Women. 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix) referencing style?

Did you know there are well over 100 million different songs you can cite and reference? Here’s a simple guide to reference any song in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix)

An example song citation in APA 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix).
Lastname, F. (2000). Song Title. In 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 6th edition ("doi:" DOI prefix):
The Beatles. (1969). Here Comes the Sun. In 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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