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APA Style - 6th edition: Misc Items

This guide will provide students with examples and explanations of ways to create or identify various types of sources in APA.
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Misc Items

Useful Resources

General Note

This page was created for miscellaneous sources that we often get asked about. We hope that the examples provided below will be helpful to you!

Book Reviews

Example (taken from Purdue Owl):

Zacharek, S. (2008, April 27). Natural women [Review of the book Girls like us]. The

New York Times. Retrieved from

Presentation Slides

Often times, instructors want you to cite class presentations or lectures for discussion boards or written assignments. Take a look at the example mentioned below, which shows you how to cite a presentation or lecture.


Brieger, W. (2005). Lecture 3: Recruitment and involvement of trainees [PowerPoint slides]. Retrieved

from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health OpenCourseWare website: /TrainingMethodsContinuingEducation/lectureNotes.cfm

Blogs (Web or Video)


Laden, G. (2011, May 8). A history of childbirth and misconceptions about life expectancy

          [Blog post]. Retrieved from


Thesis/Dissertation from a Database


Adams, R. J. (1973). Building a foundation for evaluation of instruction in higher education

and continuing education (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from

Newspaper Article


Brody, J. E. (2007, December 11). Mental reserves keep brains agile. The

New York Times. Retrieved from


Articles on Websites & Videos

Though we encourage students to use our library resources, we also understand that the web as a plethora of information. As such, if you ever need to cite an article that you've found through the web, try to locate as much information about the article as possible and use the below template as a guide when generating your citation:


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date of publication). Title of document. Retrieved from

http://web address

Purdue OWL advises students to use the same format mentioned above when citing videos.