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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition): Games & Objects

Note: The following citation examples are Seneca Libraries' recommendations

Games & Models

Board Games

 Check with your instructor if you are required to cite the game.

References List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. (Year of Publication). Name of board game [Board game]. Publisher Name.


Examples

Moon, A. R. (2015). Ticket to ride [Board game]. Days of Wonder.

Monopoly [Board game]. (2014). Hasbro.

Note: If there's no author, begin your citation with the title of the game.

In-Text Citation

If author is known: (Author's Last Name, Year)

If author is unknown: (Game title, Year) 


Examples

(Moon, 2014)

(Monopoly, 2014)

Video, Mobile & Online Games

 Check with your instructor if you are required to cite the game.

References List Citation

Developer. (Year of Publication). Title of video game (v. Version number if known) [Platform]. Publisher Name if given. URL if available online.


Examples

Wardle, J. (2021). Wordle [Web]. https://www.powerlanguage.co.uk/wordle/

Candy crush saga (v. 1.219.0.6) [iOS]. (2022). King.

Animal crossing: New horizons [Nintendo Switch]. (2020). Nintendo.

Note: If there's no developer or if developer is the same as publisher, begin your citation with the title of the game.

In-Text Citation

If author is known: (Author's Last Name, Year)

If author is unknown: (Game title, Year) 


Examples

(Wardle, 2021)

(Candy crush saga, 2022)

(Animal crossing: New horizons, 2020)

Models & Physical Objects

 Check with your instructor if you are required to cite the object.

References List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if given. (Year of Publication). Title of item [Format]. Publisher Name.


Example

Armitage, L., & Cho, T. (2015). Let's learn Korean [Flash cards]. Tuttle.

In-Text Citation

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Examples

(Armitage & Cho, 2015)

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