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Citation Guide: Citing Common Resources

A guide for navigating various citation styles in order to create citations for resources cited in research papers.

Citing Common Resources

Citing Common Resources

Choose the appropriate reference format based on the type of resource you are using (journal article, book, etc.) and follow a guide like the APA Publication Manual, APA style, or Purdue OWL’s Style Guide to construct each citation for your reference list. 

The following citations are retrieved from APA Style References:


Sapolsky, R.M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books. 


Jackson, L.M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological


Journal Article:

Grady, J.S., Her, M., Moreno, G., Perez, C., & Yelinkek, J. (2019). Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and

racial groups in the United States. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 8(3), 207-217. ppm0000185

Magazine Article:

Shulman, M. (2019, September 9). Superfans: A love story. The New Yorker


Newspaper Article:

Caery, B. (2019, March 22). Can we get better at forgetting? The New York Times



Fleming, V. (Director). (1939). Gone with the wind [Film]. Selznick International Pictures; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.


Meraji, S.M., & Demby, G. (Hosts). (2016-present). Code switch [Audio podcast]. National Public Radio.


YouTube Video:

Harvard University. (2019, August 28). Soft robotic gripper for jellyfish [Video]. YouTube.


Bologna, C. (2019, October 31). Why some people with anxiety love watching horror movies. HuffPost.

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Organizational Webpage:

World Health Organization. (2018, May 24). The top 10 causes of death. -10-causes-


The above citations, and a more comprehensive list of common resources can be found here: APA Style Common Reference Examples Guide