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Kinesiology 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


Citing a journal article

Here is one example of how to cite an article in a journal:

Author [Last Name, First Initial]. (Date). Article Title. Journal Title, Volume (Issue), Page Range.

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:

Author. (Date). Page Title. Periodical Title. Retrieved from [Website address].

Simpson, M.R. (February 2015). Reproductive justice matters. Huffington Post. Retrieved from


Here is one example of how to cite a website page with a corporate/organizational author:

Corporate/Organizational Author. (Date). Page Title. Retrieved from [Website address].

Planned Parenthood. (2014). Mission. Retrieved from


Citing data sets

Here is one example of how to cite data sets:

Agency/Organization. (Date). Title [Data file]. Retrieved from [Name of Database/Website].

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2010). Community Health Status Indicators (CHSI) to Combat Obesity, Heart Disease and Cancer [Data file]. Retrieved from the Health Data Initiative database.

Citing your Sources

AMA Style Guide

AMA (American Medical Association) Manual of Style: a guide for authors and editors. (CSUMB Reference Collection REF R119 .A533 2007)

AMA Manual of Style (AMA Manual's website)

Citing Medicine, 2nd Ed. (NLM Style Guide for Authors, Editors, and Publishers)

New York Medical College Health Sciences Library AMA guide

University of Washington AMA Style Guide