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Dietetics: APA Style

What is APA Style?

The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association provides detailed guidelines on all aspects of the writing process, from the ethics of authorship to the word choice that best reduces bias in language. APA Style is the preferred citation style for the social and behavioral sciences disciplines.

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Books

Entire Print Book with an Author: 

  • Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
  • Example: Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Entire Print Book with an Editor: 

  • Editor, A. A. (Eds.). (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
  • Example: Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

Chapter in a Book:

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
  • Example: O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Online Book:

  • Author, A. A. (Year of publication; use n.d. if no date is available). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Retrieved from https://www.xxxxxxx
  • Example: De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/dehuff/taytay/taytay.html

Government/Organization Reports

Author, A. A. (1998). Title of work (Report No. xxx). Retrieved from Agency name website https://www.xxxxxxx

Example: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. (2003). Managing asthma: A guide for schools (NIH Publication No. 02-2650). Retrieved from https://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/asth_sch.pdf

Journal Articles

Print Journal Article:

  • Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number if available), pages.
  • Example: Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(3), 5-13.

Online Journal Article with DOI:

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number if available), page range. doi:0000000/000000000000 or https://doi.org/10.0000/0000
  • Example: Herbst-Damm, K. L., & Kulik, J. A. (2005). Volunteer support, marital status, and the survival times of terminally ill patients. Health Psychology, 24, 225 –229. doi:10.1037/0278-6133.24.2.225

Online Journal Article with No DOI: 

  • Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of article. Title of Journal, volume number(issue number if available). Retrieved from https://www.xxxxxxx
  • Example: Kenneth, I. A. (2000). A Buddhist response to the nature of human rights. Journal of Buddhist Ethics, 8. Retrieved from https://www.cac.psu.edu/jbe/twocont.html

Websites

Author, A. A. & Author B. B. (Date of publication). Title of page. Retrieved from https://www.xxxxxxx

Examples: 

  • Hall-Flavin, D. K. (2016). What is passive-aggressive behavior? What are some of the signs? Retrieved from https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/adult-health/expert-answers/passive-aggressive-behavior/faq-20057901