Steps to setting up an APA Reference:
You will cite twice:
Common mistakes include capitalization, punctuation, and including extra stuff in the author field like titles (PhD, MSN, etc.). If you use an automatic citation generator, please PROOFREAD.
Lastname, A.A. (Year). Title of article in lower caps unless grammar dictates otherwise. Journal Title which is Italicized and Capitalized, Volume(Issue), page numbers. https://doi.org...
Munger, M. P. (2015). The ministry of silly walks’ report: Representational momentum sensitive to awkwardness following action, not single posture. Visual Cognition, 23(6), 796–808. https://doi.org/10.1080/13506285.2015.1085478
Lastname, Z.Z. (Year). Book title in lower caps unless grammar dictates otherwise and italicized (ed if available). Publisher. https://doi.org...if not, then...non-database url...if not, then...leave blank.
Gill, G. (2004). Nightingales: The extraordinary upbringing and curious life of Miss Florence Nightingale (1st ed.). Ballantine Books.
Check: Is your website really an online version of a book chapter, journal article, newspaper? If so, don't use the website format!
Check: If there is no author listed, check for a group author like an agency, corporation, or publisher, and use that. Under what conditions is it acceptable to use a source with no author in an academic paper?
Author, Agency, or Publisher. (Year, Month Day). Title in lower caps unless grammar dictates otherwise, and italicized. Source, Agency, or Publisher (you can leave this blank if this will be identical to the author). URL
Example (Group Author)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2020, July 24). Outbreak of Cyclospora infections linked to bagged salad mix. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/cyclosporiasis/outbreaks/2020/index.html
Example (Author Available)
Breus, M. J. (2020, January 4). Sleep smart with these 9 tips. Psychology Today. https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/sleep-newzzz/202001/sleep-smart-these-9-tips?collection=1148007
You have more flexibility to cite your references in the body of your work.
If you think it is useful, you may also add page or paragraph numbers.
(Gargis, 2017) or Gargis (2017)
(Gargis & Means, 2012) or Gargis and Means (2012)
Three or More Authors
(Osborne et al., 1976) or Osborne et al. (1976)
(Georgia Highlands College [GHC], 2002) or Georgia Highlands College (GHC, 2002)
(GHC, 2002) or GHC (2002)
For a more thorough summary of the rules, please see Author-Date Citation Style on the APA website.