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HLTH 101 Online Module: Scholarly Journals: 4. APA Citation Style

APA Citation Resources

Online Guides:

  1. OWL Purdue APA Formatting and Style Guide: Purdue University 
  2. Cite Your Sources: APA Style: University of Guelph Library
  3. APA Citation Style: Okanagan College Library

Watch this video (1.50 min) if you would like to see an illustrated step by step guide for creating a scholarly journal article citation. Used with permission from Humber Libraries.

The What and Why of Citations

The American Psychological Association (APA) citation style is the most commonly used citation style in the Applied Health Sciences faculty.  You will need to know how to properly use it to cite your sources in any paper or essay you write.  

Watch this video (1.54 min) for a brief introduction into the what, why, and how of citations.  Used with permission from North Carolina State University Library.

Anatomy of a Citation

There are many components that make up a citation that you must be able to find in an article in order to properly cite your reference. These are:

  1. Author(s) name
  2. Date of publication
  3. Title of the article
  4. Title of the journal
  5. Volume number of the journal
  6. Issue number of the journal (if applicable)
  7. Page range of the article
  8. DOI (Digital Object Identifier assigned to some electronic documents to provide a persistent link to the document)

Most of this information can be found on the first page of the journal article as seen below. 

Journal article with various components highlighted.