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Citation Help for APA, 6th Edition: Apps

Help with common issues and questions with APA 6th ed. Citation Style.

No author?

Example with an author:
Lustig, T. (2007, February). Gutenberg: First modern inkmaker? The inventor of movable
type probably also created the first workable printing ink. Graphic Arts Monthly 74, 53.

If this article did not have an author it would be cited as:
Gutenberg: First modern inkmaker? The inventor of movable type probably also created
the first workable printing ink. (2007, February). Graphic Arts Monthly 74, 53.

Explanation:
Start with the name of the article, book, or web page if no author is given.

No Date of Publication?

Example: Fellows, S. (n.d.). Seeing the moon rise. New York, NY: Paulson.

Explanation: If you cannot locate a date of publication or creation, use the abbreviation "n.d." in place of the date.

Example

Lexicomp. (2013). Lexi-CLINICAL SUITE [Mobile application software]. Retrieved from http://webstore.lexi.com/Store/Bundled-

     Software-Packages/

Explanation

Author: Lexicomp.
Last name first. Use initials for first and middle name.

Date: (2013).
Date of last updating of page in parentheses. Close with a period. 

Title & subtitle of the page: Lexi-CLINICAL SUITE [Mobile application software].
Capitalized all major words including proper adjectives. Do not italicize title and follow with the words "Mobile application software" in brackets. End with a period.
NOTE: if there is a Version number, be sure to include this between the title of the app and the brackets:
Example: Skyscape Medical Resources (Version 1.17.42) [Mobile application software].

Access statement: Retrieved from http://webstore.lexi.com/Store/Bundled-Software-Packages/
Begin with "Retrieved from". Then, add the web address (or URL) of the homepage of where the app can be found. Remove hyperlink. Do not end with punctuation.

More Information: See page 28 in the 6th edition of the APA Style Guide to Electronic Resources.