APA Works Cited is generally considered as one of the most used citation styles worldwide.
Citations are actually references to a published or unpublished source which basically comes in an abbreviated alphanumeric expression that is placed at the back portion of books or any intellectual works. Citations are also created to promote intellectual honesty and to recognize the prior or unoriginal ideas to the correct sources, thus enables the readers to know independently whether the referenced materials supports the author’s argument in the claimed way.
These APA works cited follows a specific form of citation system and one of these types of system is the APA or American Psychological Association.
APA (American Psychological Association) citation styles are defined as the rules and conventions that are established by the American Psychological Association. The sole purpose of APA works cited is for documenting the sources used in a research paper. Styles under APA works cited assert both in-text citations and a reference list. There should be a complete citation in the reference list (vice versa) in every in-text citation.
Examples of APA works cited are follows:
Author’s Last Name, First Initials. (Date of publication). Article title.
Name of Periodical, volume number, pages.
Agusti, A.G., Sauleda, J., Miralles, C.,Togores, B., Sala, E., & Batle, S. et al.
(2002, August 15). Skeletal Muscle Apoptosis and Weight Loss In Chronic
Obstructive Pulmonary Disease. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical
Care Medicine, 166, 485-489. [journal article -- volume 166. Note how multiple
authors are shown]
Bhutto, Benazir. (1997). In Encyclopedia Americana. (Vol.3), 644-45.
Danbury, CT: Grolier, Inc. [encyclopedia article -- note that Bhutto,
Benazir is the title of the article, not the author's name]
Giangreco, M. F. (1999-2000). What Do I Do Now? A Teacher’s Guide to Including
Students With Disabilities. In K.L. Freiberg (Ed.), Annual Editions: Educating
Exceptional Children, (pp. 18-20). Guilford, Ct: Dushkin/McGraw-Hill. [book
Internet Filtering Software. (2002, April 26). Issues & Controversies on File,
145-168. [book chapter -- note that no author's name was given]
The Legacy: A Round Table of Historians Ponders How the Future Will View September
11. (2002, Sept. 9). Newsweek, 62-65. [popular magazine article --
no author's name given]
Pendleton, D. A. (2000). The Government Should Legislate Morality. Opposing
Viewpoints: American Values, 190-195. [book chapter]
Take note also that APA Works Cited follows a special formatting standard with the use of indention’s and italics in manuscripts and papers so better yet be keen in the format that you are making.