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APA Citation Style

Text Citations
References are cited in text with an author-date citation system, while each item referenced in text must appear in the reference list (174).

One author: You are required to include the authors’ last names and year of publication, and encouraged to provide a page number where the information that is cited may be found. Ex: (Taylor & Green, 2004, p. 56)
No author: Abbreviate title. Ex:  (“Quest for Redemption,” 2007) 
Multiple authors:

2 authors: List both authors when you cite the work (175). Ex: (Wagner & Clarke, 1999)
3 to 5 authors: List all authors the first time you cite the work (175). Ex: (Kern, Cornwell, Jones, Berry, & Howard, 2003) In subsequent citations, list the first author followed by et al. Ex: (Kern et al., 2003)
6 or more authors: List the first author followed by et al. each time you cite the work (175). Ex: (Williams et al., 2007)

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References
APA requires that the reference list be double-spaced and that entries have a hanging indent (180). 

Book (202): 
Author, A. A. (Year). Title: Subtitle. Location: Publisher. 
Ex: 
Berk, R. (1981). Water shortage: Lessons in conservation from the great California drought, 1976-1977. Cambridge, MA: Abt Books.

Web page (205): 
Author, A. A. (Year). Title: Subtitle. Retrieved from URL
Ex: 
California Department of Fish and Game (2017). Coho Salmon. Retrieved from https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Fishes/Coho-Salmon

Journal article from an online database with DOI (198): 
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year) Title of article. Title of Periodical, Volume number(Issue number), Page numbers. doi: 
Ex: 
Hladik, M. L., Domaglski, J. L., & Kuivila, K. M. (2009). Concentrations and loads of suspended sediment-associated pesticides in the San Joaquin River, California and tributaries during storm events. Science of the Total Environment408(2),356-364. doi:/10.1016/j.scitotenv.2009.09.040

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