The animation above shows an article cited in the APA format (view non-animated version).
To distinguish an article from other kinds of sources, look for:
Citations for articles accessed online often list the article's stable URL at the end of the citation:
The animation above shows a single chapter from a book cited in the APA format (view non-animated version).
To distinguish a book chapter from other kinds of sources, look for:
Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.
National Institute of Mental Health. (1990). Clinical training in serious mental illness (DHHS Publication No. ADM 90-1679). Washington, DC: U.S. Government Printing Office.
Engelshcall, R. S. (1997). Module mod_rewrite: URL Rewriting Engine. In Apache HTTP Server version 1.3 documentation (Apache modules). Retrieved from http://httpd.apache.org/docs/1.3/mod/mod_rewrite.html
Example citations for the sources in this box are taken from the Purdue OWL guide.
There are different style guides for formatting your citations. Ask your instructor which format they prefer, and then follow these links for more information about citation formats in each style:
The following reference managers--also called citation managers or bibliographic management software--can help you save, organize and manage your references.