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APA Style Examples: Books/eBooks

Find how to cite a web page, journal, book, eBook, textbook, magazine, newspaper, video, DVD, TV show, Twitter, Tweet, Instagram, Facebook, or blog post. Find how to format in-text/parenthetical citations, papers or title pages and cite when no author.

Books and eBooks without DOIs from academic research databases

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS):

(For more examples, see pp. 321-328 of the 7th edition)

  [ APA print book citation example ]

   IN TEXT  

   Parenthetical citation: (Moss & Loh-Hagan, 2016).

   Narrative citation: Moss and Loh-Hagan (2016)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

Fast, J. (2016). Beyond bullying: Breaking the cycle of shame, bullying, and violence. Oxford University Press.

   IN TEXT  

Parenthetical citation: (Fast, 2016).

Narrative citation: Fast (2016)

 

REFERENCE (TWO AUTHORS):

Goffee, R., & Jones, G. (2015). Why should anyone work here? What it takes to create an authentic organization. Harvard Business Review Press.

   IN TEXT  

Parenthetical citation: (Goffee & Jones, 2015).

Narrative citation: Goffee and Jones (2015)

REFERENCE (THREE TO SEVEN AUTHORS)

(For more examples, see pp. 321-328 of the 7th edition)

[ Edited book ]

 

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical citation: (Chang, et al., 2016).

Narrative citation: Chang, et al. (2016).

REFERENCE (THREE AUTHORS):

(For more examples, see pp. 321-328 of the 7th edition)

     [ APA Chapter in edited book without DOI or print version ]

 

     IN TEXT 
     Parenthetical citation: (Yoder et al., 2016).

     Narrative citation: Yoder et al. (2016)

REFERENCE (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pp. 321-331 of the 7th edition)

[ APA book with a DOI ]

IN TEXT 

Parenthetical: (Prevatt & Levrini, 2015). ‚Äč

Narrative citation: Prevatt and Levrini (2015)

 

Note

Consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed. for more examples of book reference citations (page 321-334, section 10.2-10.6)

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