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Nursing Research Guide

Citing your Sources

APA Style Guide

APA (American Psychological Association) Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association
(CSUMB Reference Collection REF BF 76.7 .P82 2010)

APA Style (APA Manual's website)

APA Formatting and Style Guide (Purdue University Online Writing Lab)

APA: Citing your sources in an oral presentation (CSUMB)

Reference Examples

APA Reference Examples (7th edition)


Citing a journal article

Here is one example of how to cite an article in a journal:
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.
Ryan, C. (2003). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth: Health Concerns, Services, and Care. Clinical Research & Regulatory Affairs, 20(2), 137.


Citing a website page

Here is one example of how to cite an online newspaper article with a personal author:
Lastname, F. M. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name. URL
Simpson, M.R. (2015, February 1). Reproductive justice matters. Huffington Post
Here is one example of how to cite a website page with a corporate/organizational author:
Group name. (Year, Month Date). Title of page. Site name (if applicable). URL
*If site name is the same as the group name, you do not repeat it.
*If publication date is not listed, use the abbreviation (n.d.). 
Planned Parenthood. (n.d.). Mission. Retrieved from


Citing data sets

Here is one example of how to cite data sets:
Lastname, F. M. or Name of Group (Year). Title of dataset (Version No.) [Data set]. Publisher. DOI or URL
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. (2023). U.S. Chronic Disease Indicators (CDI) [Data set]. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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