Like most citation styles, APA citation style is composed of two parts:
APA uses the Author-date method for in-text citation. The author’s last name and date of resource, in brackets, are entered in the sentence using natural language Past or present perfect. EX:
If quoting directly, also include the page number EX:
All cited sources should be in your reference list!
Your bibliography will contain a list of all the sources you cited within your paper, arranged alphabetically by author's last name. The format changes slightly based on the format:
NB: including "retrieved from" before the URL of the sources is no longer required in APA 7 ed.
Citing Social Media
All sources that you quote, reference, or analyze must be cited in your text. This can include text from books and journal articles, but also photographs, videos, and social media posts. Here is a quick guide on how to cite a social media post using APA 7:
For a full review of citing social media see Section 10.15 of the APA Publication Manual, Seventh Edition.