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GENERAL TIPS FOR USING APA STYLE
The werewolf’s savage appetites are reflective of the 19th century middle-class search
for identity (Du Coudray, 2002).
Citation in a Signal Phrase
According to Durante (2006), one definition of lycanthropy is “a clinical psychopathology
in which a psychiatric patient believes him/herself to be an animal—again most
commonly a wolf” (p. 22).
Indirect Source Citation
Rice mentions that “SS officers—called ‘werewolves’—attacked coalition forces and
engaged in sabotage” (as cited in von Hodenberg, 2008, p. 72).
Two authors: (Levitt & Dubner, 2009) or Levitt and Dubner (2009) explained . . .
Three to five authors:em According to Beers, Probst, and Rief (2007) [shorten subsequent citations: (Beers et al., 2007)]
Six or more authors: Smith et al. (2013) assert that . . . .
REFERENCE PAGE ENTRIES
Summers, M. (2003). The werewolf in lore and legend. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications,
Article in a Magazine
Gagliani, W. D. (2011, October). Make way for the new monster in town. Writer, 124(10),
Article in a Journal Paginated by Volume
Carter, K. E. (2005). Werewolves, witches, and wandering spirits: Traditional belief
and folklore in early modern Europe. Catholic Historical Review, 91, 523-
Article in a Journal Paginated by Issue
Durante, C. (2006). On the existence of werewolves. Philosophy Now, 57(1), 22-24.
Article in a Newspaper
McDougall, C. (1996, August 28). Toddler with “werewolf” face gets first surgery. The
Atlanta Journal Constitution. p. E3.
Article from a Database with a DOI
von Hodenberg, C. (2008). Of German fräuleins, Nazi werewolves, and Iraqi insurgents:
The American fascination with Hitler's last foray. Central European History,
41(1), 71-92. doi:10.1017/S0008938908000046
Sabato, M., de Melo, L., Magni, E., Young, R., & Coelho, C. (2006). A note on the effect
of the full moon on the activity of wild maned wolves, Chrysocyon
brachyurus. Behavioural Processes, 73(2), 228-230.
Article from a Database without a DOI
Du Coudray, C. B. (2002). Upright citizens on all fours: Nineteenth-century identity and
the image of the werewolf. Nineteenth-Century Contexts, 24(1), 1-16. Retrieved
Article in an Online Periodical
Locker, M. (2013, June 13). California prisoner fights for his right to read werewolf
erotica. Time Entertainment. Retrieved from http://entertainment.time.com
Short Work from a Website
Veronese, K. (2011, December 30). The modern day hunt for France’s beast of Gévaudan.
io9: We come from the future. Retrieved from http://www.io9.com
Chapter or Section of a Web Document
Schablotski, I. R. (2006). Talbot timeline: A chronology of Larry Talbot and related
lycanthropes. In Lycanthropedia: Zoo’s who in the Wold Newton universe.
Retrieved from http://pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Talbot.pdf
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