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Cite in APA Style: Books

A brief guide for the latest edition of APA.

Books in APA 6th

 

Type of Source: Format and General Example:

Book with one author

Author’s name. (Year published). Title. City of  publication: publisher.

 

McCarthy, C. (2006).  The road.  New York: Vintage Books.

Book with two authors

Authors’ names. (Year published). Title. City of publication:publisher.

 

Wallace, R. & Wallace, W. (1985). Sociology.  Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Books with three or more authors

Authors’ names. (Year published). Title. City of publication: publisher.

 

Schwartz, D., Ryan, S., & Wostbrock, F. (1995). The encyclopedia of TV game shows. New York: Facts on File.

 

Note: When there are seven or more authors, use the first 6 names, then add 3 elipses and use the last author's name. 

Electronic Books

Author’s name. (Year of publication). Title. Web address.

 

Lal. H. (2008). Organizational excellence through total quality management. Retrieved from http://site.ebrary.com/lib/pointpark

     /edf.action?p00=organizational%20management&docID=10318736

 

Encyclopedias

Author’s name. (Year of publication). Title of article. Title of encyclopedia. (Volumber number, page numbers). Publication city: publisher.

 

Lumiansky, R. M. (1998).  Chaucer.  In The new encyclopaedia Britannica (Vol. 15, pp.745-748). Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica.

Anthology or Compilation

Editor’s/Compiler’s name. (Year of publication). Title. City of publication: publisher.

 

Gibbs, J. T., & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions with minority youth. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Work in an anthology/essay in a book

Essay author’s name. (Year of publication). Essay title. Anthology editors’ names, Anthology/Book title (essay page numbers). City of publication: Publisher.

 

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory. In H. L. Roediger III, & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp. 309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Work in a Coursepack

Work author’s name. (Year of publication). Work title. Coursepack editor’s name, Coursepack title (page numbers of work). City of publication: Publisher. (Reprint information, if necessary).

 

Goleman, D. (2009). What makes a leader? In D. Demers (Ed.), AHSC 230: Interpersonal communication and relationships (pp. 47-56). Montreal, Canada: Concordia University Bookstore. (Reprinted from Harvard business review, 76(6), 93-102, 1998).

 

Book by a corporate author

Corporation name. (Year of publication). Title. City of publication: Publisher.

 

American Psychological Association. (1972). Ethical standards of psychologists. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.