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APA Citation Style Guide (7th ed.): Books

Books Template

Author or Editor Date Title Publisher Information DOI or URL
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (2020). Title of book. Publisher Name. https://doi.org/xxxx
Name of Group.   Title of book. (2nd ed., Vol. 4). First Publisher Name; Second Publisher Name. https://xxxxx
Editor, E. E. (Ed.).   Title of book [Audiobook].    
Editor, E. E., & Editor, F. F. (Eds.).   Title of book (E. E. Editor, Ed.).    
    Title of book (T. Translator, Trans.; N. Narrator, Narr.).    

 

For further information on citing books, see pages 321-325 of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020.

Book, Single Author

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book. Name of Publisher.

Salvo, S. G. (2020). Massage therapy: Principles and practice. Elsevier.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Salvo, 2018)

Narrative citation: Salvo (2018)

Book, Two Authors

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of book. Name of Publisher.

Paul, P., & Russo, M. (2019). How to raise a reader. Workman Publishing.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Paul & Russo, 2019)

Narrative citation: Paul and Russo (2019)

Book, Multiple Authors

Adovasio, J. M., Soffer, O., & Page, J. (2007). The invisible sex: Uncovering the roles of women in prehistory. Smithsonian Books.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Adovasio et al., 2007)

Narrative citation: Adovasio et al. (2007)

"Provide surnames and initials for up to and including 20 authors.  When there are two to 20 authors, use an ampersand before the final author's name." (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020, p. 286)

Book, Organization as Author

Name of Organization. (Year of publication). Title of book. Name of Publisher.

American Psychiatric Association. (2004). Quick reference to the American Psychiatric Association practice guidelines for the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Compendium 2004.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (American Psychiatric Association, 2004)

Narrative citation: American Psychiatric Association (2004)

"When the author and publisher are the same, omit the publisher from the source element." (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020, p. 324)

Book, Edition Other than the First

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of book (edition number). Name of Publisher.

Gomez, M. A. (2020). Reversing Sail: A history of the African diaspora (2nd ed.). Cambridge University Press.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Gomez, 2020)

Narrative citation: Gomez (2020)

Edited Book

Author, A. A. (Ed.). (Year of publication). Title of book. Name of Publisher.

Powers, K. (Ed.). (2020). Data strategy in colleges and universities: From understanding to implementation. Routledge.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Powers, 2018)

Narrative citation: Powers (2018)

Book, Two or More Editors

Hunt, R. R., & Ellis, H. C. (Eds.). (2013). Fundamentals of cognitive psychology. McGraw-Hill College.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Hunt & Ellis, 2013)

Narrative citation: Hunt and Ellis (2013)

Authored Book, with and Editor Credited on the Cover

Johnson, V. (2019). Censorship in online information (D. Icke, Ed.). Routledge.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Johnson, 2019)

Narrative citation: Johnson (2019)

Book, No Author

Title of book (edition number ed.). (year of publication). Publisher.

Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Merriam-Webster.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Merriam-Webster's, 1993)

Narrative citation: Merriam-Webster's (1993)

For the in text citation, use a few words of the title.

Authored Book with a DOI

Schiraldi, G. R. (2001). The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery, and growth. McGraw-Hill. https://doi.org/10.1036/0071393722

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Schiraldi, 2001)

Narrative citation: Schiraldi (2001)

Book, without a DOI, with a Nondatabase URL

Nelson, E. W. (1918). Wild animals of North America: Intimate studies of big and little creatures of the mammal kingdom. National Geographic Society. http://www.gutenberg.org/files/59475/59475-h/59475-h.htm

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Nelson, 1918)

Narrative citation: Nelson (1918)

Authored Book without a DOI, from an Academic Database

Lightsey, D. (2020). The myths about nutrition science. Routledge.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Lightsey, 2020)

Narrative citation: Lightsey (2020)

"Provide database or other online archive information in a reference only when it is necessary for readers to retrieve the cited work from that exact database or archive." (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020, p. 296)

 

Book, Canadian Adaptation of an American Edition

LoBiondo-Wood, G., & Haber, J. (Eds.). (2013). Nursing research in Canada: Methods, critical appraisal, and utilization (3rd Cdn. ed.)  (C. Cameron & M. D. Singh, Cdn. Adapt.). Elsevier Canada.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (LoBiondo-Wood & Haber, 2013)

Narrative citation: LoBiondo-Wood and Haber (2013)

Book, Republished

Skinner, B.F. (1976). About behaviourism. Vintage Books. (Original work published 1974)

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Skinner, 1974/1976)

Narrative citation: Skinner (1974/1976)

Book, Translated Work

Author, A. A. (Year of publication for English translation). Title of book (Name of Translator, Trans.). Name of Publisher. (Original work published Date of Original Publication)

Massimini, M. (2018). Sizing up consciousness: Towards an objective measure of the capacity for experience (F. Anderson, Trans.). Oxford University Press. (Original work published 2013)

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Massimini, 2013/2018)

Narrative citation: Massimini (2013/2018)