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BIOL 309 Genetics Class Guide

Additional Resources on APA

Where to Start

The purpose of each citation is to indicate where the information came from, and to provide the reader with enough information to access the original source. The type of source can effect the citation, but typically every citation requires the following information:

  • Author
  • Title (of book, article, or journal)
  • Publisher
  • Publication date
  • Page numbers
  • Volume and issue number (for journals)
  • URL (if a web source)
  • Database name (if from a library database)
  • Access date (if its an electronic source)

In a print book or journal, most of this can be found at the beginning of the source:

 

Title page of the book The World Without Us

 

 Image of the publication information inside a book

 

 

In online databases, the article's record (what you see when you first discover the article) should contain all the necessary information:

Citation information from article