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APA Style - 6th edition: Books/Ebooks

This guide will provide students with examples and explanations of ways to create or identify various types of sources in APA.
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Useful Resources

Print Books

  • Example 1: 

Author’s last name, First Initial. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capitalize first letter of

the word after the colon and italicize. City, State: Publisher. 

  • Example 2:

Smith, J. (2012). How to write a good paper: Things to think about. New York, NY: Liberty.

Chapter from an Edited Print Book

  • Example 1:

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.

Note: When listing page numbers of a chapter or essay in parentheses, abbreviate pages to pp. According to Purdue Owl, "this abbreviation, however, does not appear before the page numbers in periodical references, except for newspapers"

  • Example 2:

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.

Later Edition of a Print Book

  • Example:

Author’s last name, First initial. (Year of publication). Title of work (edition number). City,

State: Publisher.

Electronic Books (Ebooks)

  • Example:

Author’s last name, First initial. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Retrieved from: