How do I cite these sources in APA format?    I nearly completely forget how to format this correctly in APA format, could anyone assist me?   "The Brave One (2007 film)."...

How do I cite these sources in APA format?



I nearly completely forget how to format this correctly in APA format, could anyone assist me?


"The Brave One (2007 film)." Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. 2004. 18 May 2010. <>.

D. G. Paz. "A Woman on a Roof." Masterplots II: Short Story Series, Revised Edition. Salem Press, 2004. 2006. 18 May, 2010


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lfawley | College Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

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As noted by the prior poster, APA format has recently undergone a revision, so be sure that you are using the 6th edition (if that is what your professor expects). All of the sources that you have listed are electronic sources, but even electronic sources can be different in terms of the details that you need to include. You will always begin by citing the author last name, followed by first initial. Then, in parentheses, follow this with the date of publication. You will then include the title of the work and the relevant publication information (Retrieval date and URL for a web page; doi for a database article, city and publisher for a print source)

For example, a database article would be cited like this:

Steinbrook, R.. (2009). Lobbying, Campaign Contributions, and Health Care Reform. The New England Journal of Medicine, 361(23), e52.  doi:1914852231


A web page like this:

Political Advocacy (2010) Directory of United States Lobbyists. Retrieved March 17, 2010 from


And a book like this:

Bogosian, E. (2008) Talk Radio. New York: Samuel French.

The absolute best source that I have found for APA is the OWL. Here is their page for on line sources:

Also, don't forget to include an in text citation for each time you use a source - for example, using your source above: (Paz, 2010).

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kapokkid | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Educator Emeritus

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Thanks to the magic of the internet, you can now get any type of reference you want put together for you as long as you have the pertinent information.  Just go to the link below, put in the necessary info, and click on APA format and it will spit it out for you just like that.

You better also be careful though, because many teachers who are really into nit picking about MLA or APA have their older version of APA in their heads and may not have everything as up to date (as these formats are constantly changing) so be sure that it fits with the format your professor or teacher wants as well.

Good luck!

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