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APA Citation Style

Overview of using APA 6th ed. to format Citations

Book Citation Formats

Book - Single author

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher. 

Example:

Herr, J. (2013). Creative resources for the early childhood classroom. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth& Cengage Learning.

Title of book. (Year of publication). Location: Publisher.

Example:

Webster's ninth new collegiate dictionary. (1990). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

Book - 2 to 7 authors

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year of Publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.

Example:

Law, M. C., Baum, C. M., & Dunn, W. (2017). Measuring occupational performance: Supporting best practice in occupational therapy. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated.

Book - more than 7 authors

Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A., Author, A. A.,... Author, A. A., (Year).Title of Work: Capital letter also for subtitle.Location: Publisher.

eBook citations follow same rules as citations for print books with the exception that publication information is replaced by a DOI (Digital Object Identifier) or the name of the database where book was retrieved from.

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of eBook: Capital letter also for subtitle. doi:xxxxxxxx

Example:

Gosling, J., Jones, S., Sutherland, I. & Jones, S. (2012). Key concepts in leadership. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473914759

 

If you do not have a DOI, include the publisher's URL instead.

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of eBook: Capital letter also for subtitle. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxx.

Example:

Esch, D., & Lepley, M. (1970). Musculoskeletal function: an anatomy and kinesiology laboratory manual. Retrieved from https://ebookcentral.proquest.com

 

Chapter in eBook:

Author, A. A.  (date). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of ebook: Capital letter also for subtitle. (pp. xxx-xxx) Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxx

Example:

Guillermo C. J. & Pulos, E. (n.d.). Animal Rights and CSR. In Good Corporation, Bad Corporation: Corporate Social Responsibility in the Global Economy Retrieved July 13, 2017, from https://milnepublishing.geneseo.edu/good-corporation-bad-corporation/

Entire Edited Book

Example:

Editor, A. A., Editor, B. B., & Editor, C. C. (Eds.). (Year of Publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle Location: Publisher.

Example:

Wagenfeld, A., Kaldenberg, J., & Honaker, D. (Eds.). (2017). Foundations of pediatric practice for occupational assistant. Thorofare, NJ: SLACK Incorporated. 

Book with Author and Editor

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication)Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle.  B.B. Editor (Ed.)  Location:Publisher. 

Example:

Austen, J. (2012). The annotated Emma. D. M. Shapard, (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Notes:

When listing page numbers of chapters/section of edited book in parentheses after title, use "pp." before the numbers.

Example:

O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Print Encyclopedia:

Author, A. A. (Year). Entry Title. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle.  (Vol. ##, pp. xx-xx). Location:Publisher. 

Example:

Sucher, J. (1996). Charge, electronic. In J. S. Rigden (Ed.),  Macmillan Encyclopedia of Physics. (Vol. 1, pp. 191-193). New York, NY: Macmillan Reference USA.

No Author, Online Encyclopedia:

Title of encyclopedia entry. (Year). In A.B. Editor (Ed.), *if available Title of Encyclopedia.  (Vol. number, pages).  City, State: Publisher. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxxxx

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