As indicated above there are two components to APA referencing: in-text citations in your paper and the reference list at the end of your paper. The example below is a book with one author.
Include the author's surname, year of publication and page number.
Paraphrase example: Santrock (2011) suggests that young adults realise that thinking cannot just be conceptual, but rather has to be more pragmatic (p. 433).
Quotation example: Young adults come to realise “that thinking can’t just be abstract but rather has to be realistic and pragmatic” (Santrock, 2011, p. 433).
Reference list format: Author surname(s), Initial(s), (Year), Title -in italics. (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
Example: Santrock, J.W. (2011). Lifespan development. (13th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.