This guide provides examples, in APA 7th edition, for citing common types of sources and identifying them in the text of your essay. The American Psychological Association (APA) style for documentation is widely used in the fields of behavioral, health and social sciences such as education, nursing, nutrition and food services, and psychology.
For more information, consult the 7th edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (BF 76.7 P83 2020). Print copies are available at Langara Library, including in Reserves and at the Reference Desk.
You may not always find guidelines or examples specific to the kind of source you want to cite. Keep in mind that the intent of the reference list is to give enough information for the reader to locate the works. Do the best you can, and make sure the format of all your references is consistent. When in doubt, err on the side of more, rather than fewer, details.