Guide: How to cite a Software in APA style

Guide: How to cite a Software in APA style

Cite A Software in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a software using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Key:

Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (Version Issue number). City: Publisher.

Example:

Nngroup.com,. (2013). Mobile: Native Apps, Web Apps, and Hybrid Apps. Abgerufen 27 April 2015, von http://www.nngroup.com/articles/mobile-native-apps/

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example

Native apps win the speed competition. In 2012 Mark Zuckerberg declared that Facebook’s biggest mistake had been betting on the mobile web and not going native. Up to that point, the Facebook app had been a hybrid app with an HTML core; in 2012 it was replaced with a truly native app. (Nngroup.com, 2013)

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