APA Reference List: Print Sources Citation With Examples


This guide gives an insight on how to reference print sources at the APA reference list page with examples from different print source. In the end, you should be able to cite print sources well at the APA reference page

Reference List: Additional Print Sources

print sources at APA reference list

  • An Encyclopedia Entry

Beckman P. U. (2013). Creativity.In The New Encyclopedia Britannica. (Vol. 25, pp. 491-498). Chicago, IL: Encyclopedia Britannica.

  • Article Referred in a Secondary Source

List the source the work was discussed in:

Colmore, B., Darman, P., &Baller, T. (2013).Linguistics and cognition: Child language learningmethods. Psychological Review, 110, 499-506.

N/B: Include the secondary Print Sources used in the reference list, within the in-text state the original article/book and cite the secondary source.

Instance, supposing Bells and Creswell’s article is cited in Baily et al. and you failed to access the original work,  then list the Bailey et al. in the references. However, in within the text, apply the citation below:

n Bells and Creswell’s study (as cited in Bailey, Redds, Abbott, &Palleman, 2015),…

  • Abstract of a Dissertation

Yohoma, J. (2011). The role of social responsibility in organizations.Dissertation Abstracts International, 56, 1241A.

  • Published Dissertation

Micico, R. N. (2014). An investigation in factors that influence customer buying behaviors of mobile phones (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order Numbe

  • Unpublished Dissertation

Micico, R. N. (2014). An investigation in factors that influence customer buying behaviors of mobile phones (Unpublished doctoral dissertation).Name of Institution, Location.

  • Government Document

National Agency of Mental Health.(2010). Cause of mental disorder among retired service men (DHHS Publication No. ADM 91-1770). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.

  • Report From a Private Organization

American Psychological Association. (2000). Interventions on behavioral and mental health (3rd ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Conference Proceedings

Holme, J. M., & Cummings, E. T. (Eds.). (2015). Proceedings in use of big dataIEEE ‘2015: 2015 International Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.Recommended Reading:  What is the format of an essay?