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Citation Guide: How to cite BOOKS, eBOOKS, CHAPTERS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite BOOKS

APA Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented


Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. Publisher.

Examples:
Sternberg, E. (2000). Just business: Business ethics in action (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.
Utah Association of Counties. (1981). Utah county facts book. Utah Association of Counties.
Ermann, M. D., Williams, M. B., & Shauf, M. S. (Eds.). (1997). Computers, ethics, and society. Oxford University Press.

How to cite eBOOKS

APA eBook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. Publisher if previously published. Retrieved from home URL for authoritative website

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. Publisher if previously published. doi number with URL

E-book Example:
Speed, H. (2004). The practice and science of drawing. Seeley Service. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14264

Rodriguez-Garcia, R., & White, E. M. (2005). Self-assessment in managing for results: Conducting self-assessment for development practitioners. World Bank. https://doi.org/10.1596/9780-82136148-1

How to cite CHAPTERS

APA Chapter or Authored Section of an Edited Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Date of Publication). Title of chapter or article. In Editor #1 First Initial. Middle Initial. Last Name, & Editor #2 First Initial. Middle Initial. Last Name (Eds.), Title of book: Subtitle of book (pp. Pages). Publisher.

Examples:

Grealy, L. (2002). Fear itself. In T. Roberts, M. Moser, D. LePan, C. Lawson, J. Gaunce, & J. Britton (Eds.), The Broadview anthology of expository prose (pp. 450-461).  Broadview.

Meiland, J. (2003). The difference between high school and college. In R. K. Durst (Ed.), You are here: Readings on higher education for college writers (pp. 104-114). Prentice Hall.

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsive cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287-314). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/000119-012