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APA Citation Example - Newspapers

Citing a Newspaper Article


Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Year, Month Day). Title of the article. Title of the Newspaper, page number if available. doi:xxxxxxxxxx

Note: If there is no DOI assigned, give the URL of the newspaper's home page in place of the DOI.


McGinn, D. (2010, October 25). How many calories did you burn? Are you sure? The Globe and Mail, p. L3. Retrieved from http://www.theglobeand

Where to find the DOI?

A DOI is either in the database record or on the first page of the journal article. if the database record does not provide a DOI, you can look it up from Crossref - 

If you cannot find a DOI: Provide the URL for the home page of the journal. YOu may have to search the Web to find it.

For additional information on how to find a DOI and how to format your paper and additional citations in APA style, visit the Reading, Writing, and APA Citations Guides for Psychology section.

Example Citation

Sample Citations

In-Text Reference

**Page numbers are required in the in-text citation if you are using a direct quotation (LastName, Year, pg. #).

1 author

(LastName, Year)

Example: (Greene, 2010)

2 authors

(LastName & LastName, Year)

Example: (Scarlett & New, 2007)

3 or more authors
First in-text citation: (LastName, LastName, & LastName, Year).
Subsequent in-text citation: (LastName et al., Year). 
Example: First citation: (Thompson, Manore, & Sheeshka, 2010); Subsequent citation: (Thompson et al., 2010)

Reference List - Journal Article

General Format:

LastName, FirstInitial., LastName, FirstInitial., & LastName, FirstInitial. (Year). Title of the article with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized. Title of the Journal in ItalicsVolumeNumber(IssueNumber), page number range. doi:xxxxxxxxx


Torabian, S., Haddad, E., Rajaram, S., Banta, J., & Sabat, J. (2009). Acute effect of nut consumption on plasma total polyphenols, antioxidant capacity and lipid peroxidation. Journal of Human Nutrition & Dietetics, 22, 64-71. doi:10.1111/j.1365-277X.2008.00923.x

Reference List - Textbook

General Format:

LastNameFirstInitial., LastNameFirstInitial., & LastNameFirstInitial(Year). Title of book with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized: Subtitle of book with only the first word and proper nouns capitalized (edition number). Location: Publisher.


Myers, D.G. (2018). Psychology (12th ed.). New York, NY: Worth Publishers, Macmillan Learning.

Writing and APA Citation guides for Psychology

APA Style Citations and Formatting


´╗┐General guides


Journal Articles - where to find the DOI (Document Object Identifier)

  • in the article database record OR on the first page of the journal article
  • look it up on CrossRef, using search on article title
  • if you cannot find a DOI, provide the URL for the home page of the journal

Current APA Style Books in the Library:

Writing for Psychology

Online Resources

Writing Centre

Visit the Writing Centre, located on the Library's 1st floor, to get free help from peer tutors at any stage of the writing process. The drop-in schedule is online.

Avoiding Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a very serious academic offence at Langara. If you have any doubts or questions about your written work and what constitutes plagiarism and what is acceptable, visit the Library's Avoiding Plagiarism site, or talk to your instructor.

Psychology Tutoring

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