Different subject disciplines use different citation styles, this guide will focus on how to make references in APA (American Psychological Association) style.
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Finance and economics: when greed is bad; insider trading. (2007, May 12). The Economist, 383(8528), 82.
Grayson, D. (2010). Corporate responsibility and the media . Economics, Management and Financial Markets,
House takes its turn on Internet censorship. (1995, Sep 12). New York Times, pp.A.22-A.22.
Jacobs, A. (2011, Mar 02). China puts some places off limits to journalists. New York Times, pp. A.4-A.4.
Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/854360171?accountid=29018
Yang, G. (2010). An insight into insider trading in greater China. Baltimore, Maryland: University of Maryland School of Law.
In text reference = (Yang, 2010)
Article or Chapter in a Book
Potter, J. M. (1978). Cantonese shamanism. In A. Wolf (Ed.), Studies in Chinese societies (pp. 321-345). Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
In-text reference= (Potter, 1978)
Article from an online encyclopedia
Insider trading. (2007). In Harriman's Financial Dictionary: Over 2,600 Essential Financial Terms. Retrieved from http://library.books24x7.com.
In-text reference= (Insider, 2007)
Journal Article - 1 author
Moore, R. L. (2005). Generation Ku: Individualism and China's millennial youth. Ethnology, 44(4), 357-376.
In-text reference = (Moore, 2005)
E-Journal Article – 2 authors & d.o.i.
Cheung, R., & Arnold, J. (2010). Antecedents of career exploration among Hong Kong Chinese university students: Testing contextual and developmental variables. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 76(1), 25-36. doi: 10.1016/j.jvb.2009.05.006
In-text reference= (Cheung & Arnold, 2010)
Newspaper Article on the Web – author unknown
Gen-Y ‘lazy but creative’. (2011, May 27). The Standard. Retrieved from http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?pp_cat=30&art_id=111483&sid=32523226&con_type=1
In-text reference = (“Gen Y ‘lazy’,” 2011)
General Webpage – author unknown
Generation Y. (2011, November 2). Retrieved from http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Generation_Y
In-text Reference = ("Generation Y," 2011)
Government Report on the Web
Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Central Policy Unit. (2010). Social attitudes of the youth population in Hong Kong. Retrieved from http://www.cpu.gov.hk/tc/documents/new/press/Social%attitudes%of%the%youth%population%in%HK.pdf
In-text Reference (“Social attitudes,” 2010)
Video Clip from the Web
Zhang Xiao [Director]. (2010). China's post-80s generation, episode 1 [video]. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UYFb9c7coQ
In-text reference = (Zhang, 2010)
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