A. One Author or EditorB. Two Authors or EditorsC. Three to Five Authors or EditorsD. Chapter in an Edited Book or TextbookE. Entry in a dictionary or encyclopediaF. No AuthorG. E-BookH. Edition other than the FirstI. TranslationJ. Government Publication
A. Journal Article with One AuthorB. Journal Article with Two AuthorsC. Journal Article with 3 - 6 AuthorsD. Journal Article with more than 7 authorsE. Magazine ArticleF. Newspaper ArticleG. Article from a DatabaseH. Google Scholar
A. Basic Web PageB. University / College WebpageC. No AuthorD. Blog postE. Online Reference EntryF. Online Government DocumentG. Document from a WebsiteH. Wikis
A. Motion PictureB. YouTube VideoC. Podcast
A. Electronic ImageB. FiguresC. Photographs and Maps
A. InterviewB. EmailC. Religious and Classical WorksD. Secondary SourcesE. Lectures / Course MaterialsF. Archival WorksG. Tweets & FacebookH. Personal Communication
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About Citing Classical Works

Reference list entries are not required when you cite ancient Greek and Roman works or classical religious works. However, in the first text citation, indicate the version of the classic work you used.

Examples of how to cite classical works can be found in the APA blog.

 

Classical Works (p. 178-179)

Classical works such as the Bible or Qur'an and other religious texts are often cited in-text and not in the References list.
 
General Format
 

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Name of the Book (often abbreviated) Chapter:Verse [if applicable] Version being Cited [if applicable])

NOTE: If you are only using one version of a classical work, you can include the Version in the first in-text citation and not in any subsequent citations (p. 179).

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Name of the Book (often abbreviated) Chapter:Verse [if applicable] Version being Cited [if applicable])

References:
Do not include in References list.
 
Example 
 
In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(6 Rev. 5.3 King James Version)
 
 In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(6 Rev. 5.3 King James Version)
 
 References:

Do not include in References list.

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Qur'an 1:5-8)
 
In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Qur'an 1:5-8)
 
References: Do not include in References list.

Learn More

The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers an online resource which can be used in some cases.  However, it does not include everything required for citing sources in one place.

The APA citation style does not cover Canadian government sources, and has only a limited section on American government resources.

Please refer to the staff at the Library Reference Desk for clarification when citing Canadian government sources.

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