Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017     Views: 122

APA Style seldom names resources within the body text because that information is available in the references. Instead, the focus is on the author's last name. For example, "Green (2009) found that...", versus "in his book, What's the answer?, Green (2009) found that...". However, if you must name an article or book title within the body of the text, please either quote or italicize the title, depending on the format of the resource (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 104).

For more information, please see "How to Capitalize and Format Reference Titles in APA Style" from the APA Style Blog.


American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.