The tabs in this guide will provide citation information for specific resources - including electronic resource citations. Click on the tab for the resource you need to cite and follow the examples. This guide is not inclusive of all possible citations. If you do not see a citation for a resource in this guide please contact the librarian.
(From the Purdue Owl)
Reference citations in text are covered on pages 169-179 of the Publication Manual. What follows are some general guidelines for referring to the works of others in your essay.
Note: APA style requires authors to use the past tense or present perfect tense when using signal phrases to describe earlier research, for example, Jones (1998) found or Jones (1998)has found...
When using APA format, follow the author-date method of in-text citation. This means that the author's last name and the year of publication for the source should appear in the text, for example, (Jones, 1998), and a complete reference should appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.
If you are referring to an idea from another work but NOT directly quoting the material, or making reference to an entire book, article or other work, you only have to make reference to the author and year of publication and not the page number in your in-text reference. All sources that are cited in the text must appear in the reference list at the end of the paper.
(Note: in your References list, only the first word of a title will be capitalized: Writing new media.)
Taken from The Purdue Owl