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Hospitality Advanced: Revenue, Capital & Assets: APA Formatting

APA Top Tips

APA Basics 

The APA Format is one way of properly citing your sources. Ask your instructor which citation style you are required to use. APA references consist of two parts:

  1. In-text citations within the body of your paper or report

  2. A References list (the bibliography)


In Text Citations 

For a direct quotation, include the page number (Name, year, p. 2) or the page range if it continues onto a second page (Name, year, pp. 79-80). If there are no page numbers, cite the paragraph number (Name, year, para. 3) or a short form of the section heading.


Public health officials’ faith in vaccines indicates… (Schwarz, 2018).


Schwarz (2018) notes that the “excitement surrounding vaccines served as an early signal for the increasingly privileged place” of biomedical responses to public health crises (p. 1457).



Basic Format:

Author Last Name, Initial(s). (Date). Title of article: Subtitle. Title of Periodical, volume number (issue number), pages. DOI or URL


Monroe, S. M., Anderson, S. F., & Harkness, K. L. (2019). Life stress and major depression: The mysteries of recurrences. Psychological Review, 126(6), 791-816.

This information comes directly from VCC's APA Citation Style Guide, please consult further for more information.

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