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Biology

This research guide is a resource for students studying biology at WCC

APA 7th Edition 2019

APA Citation How To Documents

APA Citation Format Examples

Journal Article Electronic Format from a Research Database

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages. https://doi.org/xx.xxx/yyyy

Note: if no DOI number,  then use the URL.  APA does not require you to list the database name. 

Jafari, N., Jafari, N., Vosoughia, S., Utaberta, N., Yunos, M. Y. M., Ismail, N. A., & Ariffin, N. F. M. (2015). Influence of residents' preference of urban agriculture at rooftop garden on awareness about rooftop garden. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9(24), 71+. Retrieved from https://www.scimagojr.com/index.php

Three (3) or twenty (20) authors

List by last names and initials; commas separate author names, while the last author name is preceded again by ampersand.

Jafari, N., Jafari, N., Vosoughia, S., Utaberta, N., Yunos, M. Y. M., Ismail, N. A., & Ariffin, N. F. M. (2015). Influence of residents' preference of urban agriculture at rooftop garden on awareness about rooftop garden. Advances in Environmental Biology, 9(24), 71+. Retrieved from https://www.scimagojr.com/index.php

[note: the second and third line of a citation should have a hanging indent of .5]

Website

A webpage or online content

Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Johnson, B. (2020, June 11). Racial & Food Justice — A Resource. The Cornell Daily Sun. https://cornellsun.com/2020/06/11/racial-food-justice-a-resource/

[note: the second and third line of a citation should have a hanging indent of .5]

Group or organization

Group name. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL

Environmental Protection Agency (2016, June 27). Using green roofs to reduce heat islandshttps://www.epa.gov/heat-islands/using-green-roofs-reduce-heat-islands

Book

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

Novak, A. (2016). The rooftop growing guide: how to transform your roof into a vegetable garden or farm. Ten Speed Press.

Purdue OWL - APA

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) offers a APA Formatting and Style Guide.

Use Purdue OWL for help with:

  •     In-text citations
  •     Examples of citations by source
  •     Works Cited formatting
  •     Paper formatting