APA citation style is a set of rules created by the American Psychological Association that establishes standards of written communication (college research papers; articles, books and other documents submitted for publication) including:
APA citation style is often used in the following classes/fields:
We keep a copy of the manual at the Library Reference Desk at all three Reynolds campuses
If available, use the DOI for online journals.
If there is no DOI, use the home page URL for the journal rather than the database name. The manual advises that this may necessitate a "quick web search to locate this URL."
Retrieval dates are no longer necessary for websites unless the material may change over time (e.g. Wikis).
When working on the References list at the end of your paper, if there are eight or more authors listed for a specific work, include the first six authors' names, then insert three dots and add the last author's name. The following is an example:
Yoon, P. W., Chen, B., Faucett, A., Clyne, M., Gwinn, M., Lubin, I. M., . . . Muin, J. (2001) Public health impact
of genetic tests at the end of the 20th century. Genetics in Medicine, 3, 405-410.
Save time by using Microsoft Word to format the hanging indent:
 Select the text you would like to format (you can select your entire list of citations, for example, to format all at once)
 From the Home tab in Word, select the arrow next to Paragraph
 Next, under Special, select Hanging
 Click OK. Your selected text will now be formatted with a hanging indent.
To see how to format the hanging indent using Google Docs, see this tutorial.
Always check with your instructor on what format specifications to use for a particular class or assignment, especially when citing electronic resources including material found in library databases.