How to Cite Materials From Meetings and Symposia
by Jeff Hume-Pratuch
If you’re attending the APA Convention this week in Orlando, Florida, you’ll probably come away with some great new research to use. But how to cite it? Let’s dive right in with a few examples.
Papers and Poster Sessions
Adams-Labonte, S. K. (2012, August). Daytime impairment due to
Nguyen, C. A. (2012, August). Humor and deception in advertising: When
Notice that the date field contains not only the year but also the month of the conference.
A symposium is a bit like a live-action edited book: Several authors come together under the leadership of the chair to pool their knowledge about a topic.
Krinsky-McHale, S. J., Zigman, W. B., & Silverman, W. (2012, August).
Leading up to the convention, APA staff have been blogging about featured speakers and presentations. Here’s how you would cite one of those blog posts.
Mills, K. I. (2012, July 25). Why do people hurt themselves? [Blog post].
APA generally does not publish proceedings of the annual convention (although selected abstracts are available in the online program). However, APA often publishes proceedings of more specialized meetings. Here’s an example:
Parsons, O. A., Pryzwansky, W. B., Weinstein, D. J., & Wiens, A. N.
Increasingly, proceedings are being made available on CD to reduce publishing costs. If that’s the case with your source, just add [CD] after the title. If the proceedings are published online, substitute “Retrieved from URL” for the publisher and location.
If you’re attending the APA convention in Orlando this week, do stop by one of our publishing seminars (to find them, go to http://forms.apa.org/convention/index.cfm?convention=Division and search on “P&C - APA Publications and Communications Board”). See you next year at the APA convention in Hawaii!