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Health Sciences: APA Citation Style

American Psychological Association (APA) Citation Style

Print Book 

Citation:

Marcus, B., & Forsyth, L. (2009). Motivating people to be physically active. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.

In-Text Reference:

(Marcus & Forsyth, 2009)

Print Journal Article 

Citation: 

Adda, J. & Ottaviani, M. (2005). The transition to digital television. Economic Policy, 20(41),159-209.

In-Text Reference:

(Adda & Ottaviani, 2005)

Electronic Book  

Citation:

Bornstein, M. H. & Lamb, M. E. (Eds.). (1999). Developmental psychology: an advanced textbook (4th ed.).
     [NetLibrary Reader version]. Retrieved from http://www.netlibrary.com/Reader/

In-Text Reference:

(Bornstein & Lamb, 1999)

Journal Article in Electronic Database

Citation:

Sadeh, A., Keinan, G., Daon, K. (2004). Effects of stress on sleep: the moderating role of coping style. Health
     Psychology, 23,
542-5. doi: 10.1037/0278-6133.23.5.542

In-Text Reference:

(Sadeh, Keinan, & Daon, 2004)

Web Site

Citation:

National Institute of Mental Health. (n.d.). The teen brain: 6 things to know. Retrieved from
     https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/publications/the-teen-brain-6-things-to-know/index.shtml

In-Text Reference:

(National Institute of Mental Health, n.d.)

APA Citation Guides

APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. The following online guides are consistent with the 6th edition.

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