ID 245 - Interior Design Studio 2

This class guide supports research for the Spring 2018 session of ID245.

APA Style Resources

Print Copies

  • American Psychological Association. 2010. Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
  • There are 2 copies located in Hale Library at the Library Help Desk on second floor. You can check it out for 2 hours at a time and use it in the library. We also offer free scanners for your convenience.

Online Guidance

How to cite web pages:

How to cite a PDF or Word document found online:

How to cite the Oxford Art Online database:

How to cite Kindle Books:

How to cite e-books (accessed via Search It Advanced)

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Information Necessary for Citations

Print materials

This refers to books, magazine, or journal articles you utilized in a printed or paper format.

  • Author(s)
  • Date of publication (might be a specific day, the month and the year, or year only).  No date listed? Use the phrase: n.d.
  • Page number(s): if you quote or reference text from a printed source, keep track of which page or pages that text can be found on.
  • Articles
    • Article title
    • Title of the magazine or journal that the article appears in
    • Volume and/or issue number (depends on how often that publication is published)
  • Books
    • Book title and book chapter title, if applicable (include the chapter title if the chapter author is different from the book author, as in an edited work)
    • Book publisher & city of publication

Electronic materials

This refers to books, magazine, or journal articles you utilized in an electronic format.

  • Unique to the electronic format
    • In some cases, it may be important to note which database you accessed the item from.
    • URL for the web page or link to the document in a database.
    • DOI (digital object identifier): this is not always available, but it something to look for and included when it is provided.
  • Author(s)
  • Date of publication (might be a specific day, the month and the year, or year only). No date listed? Use the phrase: n.d.
  • Page number(s): when you utilize materials in the electronic format, page numbers may not be available.  If you reference text from a PDF copy of an article, the page numbers will be important to include. 
  • Articles
    • Article title
    • Title of the magazine or journal that the article appears in.
    • Volume and/or issue number (depends on how often that publication is published)
  • E-Books
    • Book title and book chapter title, if applicable (include the chapter title if the chapter author is different from the book author, as in an edited work)
    • Book publisher & city of publication

Images

This refers to images found in either printed or electronic formats.  

  • Creator(s) of the work
  • Date that the work was created (might be a specific day, the month and the year, or year only).  No date listed? Use the phrase: n.d.
  • A description of the medium or media used to create the work (such as: photograph, digital photograph, drawing, painting, mixed media, etc.).
  • Title of the work
  • If found in a printed book, magazine or journal:
    • note the page number that the image was found on.
    • include citation information for the book or periodical publication that the image appeared in.
  • Unique to the electronic format:
    • the URL for the web page that the image was found on (Note: A Google image search result is not stable URL and therefore is not acceptable for citations. To get to the page where the image appears, click Visit Page.)
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