This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed.
It provides selected citation examples for common types of sources.
As per pages 207 and 208 in the APA Style manual, please use the following general examples to format the reference: Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis from a Database Service Author, A.
Title of doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master’s thesis). (Accession or Order No.) Doctoral Dissertation or Master’s Thesis from a University Outside the United States and Retrieved from a Database Service Author, A.
Examples include emails, personal interviews and specific information from social media sites that others are unable to access. If the app is a reference work (like a dictionary, encyclopedia, or medical reference), it's also possible to cite an entry in the app, just like an entry in a print or electronic reference work.
specifies that a reference is not necessary for "standard software and programming languages", such as Microsoft Word, Java, Adobe Photoshop, and SPSS.
The tabs in this guide will provide citation information for specific resources - including electronic resource citations.
Click on the tab for the resource you need to cite and follow the examples.
Note: You should provide reference entries for specialised software or computer programs with limited distribution. Retrieved from Synergy (Version 2.0) [Computer software].
Do not italicise the names of software, programs, or languages. Title of Software/Program (Version number) [Computer software].