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APA 7th Edition Style Guide

Help with using the APA 7th edition

Books & eBooks

The 7th edition of APA does not differentiate between the format of the books, print or electronic. Cite both the same way. If you have an open-access eBook, you may provide the URL at the end, provided it directly takes you to the full text without logging in.

Template

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Publisher. https://doi.org/XXXXXX


Examples

George, M. W. (2008). The elements of library research: What every student needs to know. Princeton University Press.


​Kleiser, G. (2008). Fifteen thousand useful phrases. Funk & Wagnalls; Project Gutenberg. http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/18362 (Original work published 1917)

​Samanez-Larkin, G. R. (Ed.). (2019). The aging brain: Functional adaptation across adulthood. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000143-000

Note: When citing in-text, it can be difficult if your eBook does not have a page number (most PDF books do). In this case, try to get as specific as possible by mentioning chapter, section, and paragraph numbers.

One of the author's main points is that "people don't rise from nothing" (Gladwell, 2008, Chapter 1, Section 2, para. 5).

 

Source: Publication Manual, 10.2 (examples 20-26); Book References [APA Style]

Book with an Editor

Template

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. Publisher.


Example

Johnson, C. L., & Tuite, C. (Eds.). (2009). A companion to Jane Austen. Wiley-Blackwell.

(Johnson & Tuite, 2009)


Source: Publication Manual, 10.2 (example 25)

Edition of Books Other Than the First

Template

Author, A. A. (Date). Title of book (xth ed.). Publisher.


Example

Rottenberg, A. T. (2003). Elements of argument: A text and reader (7th ed.). Bedford/St. Martin's.

(Rottenberg, 2003)


Source: Publication Manual, 10.2 (example 31)

Chapter in an Edited Book

Template

Author of Chapter, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx–xxx). Publisher.


Example

Shephered, S. (1988). Shakespeare's private drawer: Shakespeare and homosexuality. In G. Holderness (Ed.), The Shakespeare myth (pp. 96–110). Manchester University Press.

(Shephered, 1988).


Source: Publication Manual, 10.3 (examples 38-46); Edited Book Chapter References [APA Style]

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