APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used in the social sciences.
The style uses in-text citations in the author-date style. For example, (Jones 1998) or if you are using a direct quote (Jones, 1998, p. 199).
Reference List example of a citation from a journal article:
Harlow, H. F. (1983). Fundamentals for preparing psychology journal articles. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology, 55, 893-896.
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of article. Title of Periodical, volume number(issue number), pages.
Christ, W. G. (2004). Assessment, media literacy standards, and higher education. The American Behavioral Scientist, 48(1), 92-96.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document [Document description]. Retrieved Date accessed,
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