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APA Referencing 7th ed.: Journal, magazine and newspaper articles

Which format should I use to reference my article?

Referencing an article can be tricky as an article could be from a print journal , magazine or newspaper. It could also be found in a Library database (which requires a password to access e.g. Proquest) or it could be found in a journal or magazine that is freely available on a website (with no password to access). Use the following to deternine which format to use.

Does it have a doi? (Used by some print, database and website articles)
Yes Use Article with a doi  
No Go to the next question

Did you find the article in a Library database or on a website requiring a password to access?

Yes

Use Article without a doi for a journal or magazine

Use Newspaper article in print or Library database for newspapers

No Go to the next question

Is the article in a print journal/magazine or newspaper?

Yes        

Use Article without a doi for a journal or magazine

Use Newspaper article in print or Library database for newspapers

No Go to the next question

Does the article have an URL?

Yes           

Use Article with an URL for journals or magazines

Use Article on a news website e.g. Stuff for newspapers

No Please contact the Learning Resource Centre for further help

Article with a doi

Elements of a reference

* For more than one author, follow the same author format as used for the book examples. The rest of the reference (Year of publication, title and retrieval information) will follow the format above.

 

Example

In text citation

Mackin et al. (2018) suggests that…

OR

(Mackin et al., 2018).

Reference list

Mackin, S. T., Nelson, S. M., Kerssens, J. J., Wood, R., Wild, S., Colhoun, H. M., Leese, G. P., Philip, S. M., & Lindsay, R. S. (2018). Diabetes and pregnancy: National trends over a 15 year period. Diabetologia, 61(5), 1081-1088. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00125-017-4529-3 

Article without a doi

Use this format for articles from print journals/magazines or Library databases. If the article is from  a website AND you don't need a password to access, use the Journal article with URL format.

Elements of a reference

* For more than one author, follow the same author format as used for the book examples. The rest of the reference (Year of publication, title and retrieval information) will follow the format above.

 

Example

In text citation

Wilson et al. (2010) suggests that…

OR

(Wilson et al., 2010).

Reference list

Wilson, P. K. (2010). The art of medicine: Centuries of seeking chocolate's medicinal benefits. The Lancet, 376(9736), 158-159.

Lippincott and Cochrane databases

Articles form the Lippincott and Cochrane databases are treated slightly differently as the articles are only published in these databases. Please see the following for examples:

Lippincott Database

Cochrane database

Articles without an Author

Elements of a reference

* For magazines, newsletters, and newspapers, give the year and the exact date of the publication (month or month and day), separated by a comma.

Only use an URL if you can access the article without a password. If it is in a library database, do not add the URL.

 

Example

 

In text citation

"Dicey partnership" (2018)

OR

("Dicey partnership", 2018).

*When a work has no identified author, cite in-text the first few words of the reference entry (usually the title) and the year. Use double quotation marks if you are referring to the title of an article, chapter or web page.

Reference list

Dicey partnership. (2018, Oct 27). New Zealand Listener, 266(4090), 69.

 

Article with an URL

Elements of a reference

* For more than one author, follow the same author format as used for the book examples. The rest of the reference (Year of publication, title and source) will follow the format above.

 

Example

 

In text citation

Grennell-Hawke and Tudor (2018)

OR

(Grennell-Hawke & Tudor, 2018)

Reference list

Grennell-Hawke, N., & Tudor, K. (2018). Being Maori and Pakeha: Methodology and method in exploring cultural hybridity. The Qualitative Report, 23(7), 1530-1546. Retrieved from https://nsuworks.nova.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2934&context=tqr

*Do not use this format if the URL is an address that requires a password to access (e.g. a URL pointing to  an article database such as Proquest). Instead, use the Article without a doi format.

 

Lippincott article

Elements of a reference

 

Example

 

In text citation

("Atrial electrogram", 2018).

OR

"Atrial electrogram" (2018) …

Reference list

Atrial electrogram. (2019, February 15). Lippincott Procedures: New Zealand Instance.

* The Lippincott database contains original content that is only found in the database. Therefore, when referencing from Lippincott, treat it the same as an article without an author or doi. As there is no doi or volume /issue details the full date of the article should be included in your reference.

 

Newspaper article in print or Library database

Elements of a reference

 

Example

 

In text citation

Tucker (2019) suggests that…

OR

(Tucker, 2019).

Reference list

Tucker, J. (2019, January 19). Rising sea may get most of us. Taranaki Daily News, p. 7.

Newspaper article with no author

Elements of a reference

 

Example

 

In text citation

("Call to sign", 2019)

Shorten the title and enclose in quotation marks

Reference list

Call to sign wombat privacy pledge and show some selfie respect. (2019, January 19). Taranaki Daily News, p. 9.

 

Article on a news website e.g. Stuff

Use this format (the same as a webpage format) when referencing articles on a online news site such as Stuff or New Zealand Herald. These sites collect news stories from different sources and they publish a range of different newspaper titles.

Elements of a reference

Example

In text citation

Foxcroft says...(2019)

OR

...(Foxcroft, 2019)

Reference List

Foxcroft, D. (2020, January 23). Detox teas withdrawn from sale after Consumer NZ investigation. Stuff. https://www.stuff.co.nz/business/118980877/detox-teas-withdrawn-from-sale-after-consumer-nz-investigation

 

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