Citing your work is about more than just fulfilling the requirements for your assignment; it is a legal and ethical issue.
Under U.S. Copyright Law, the creator of an original work (for example, an author) has the right to be credited for their work. Citations help to give credit where it is due and tells readers where the information came from.
APA Guide: Created by the Library and Writing Center that highlights common reference and in-text citation examples.
Citation Resources Guide: Guide provides information on the different citation formats and citation managers.
Purdue Online Writing Center (OWL): Provides examples for nearly every type of APA reference and much more.
Digital Object Identifiers (DOI) are unique alphanumeric codes used to identify and link to articles. New citation rules for APA require that DOIs be listed, if available, in place of the database availability phrase previously used.
...If a DOI is not available, the journal publisher's URL is used.
Try the free DOI Look-up service below from CrossRef.org
Below is a reminder of some common formatting details that sometimes are overlooked.