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How to Cite - APA

Print Books

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher.

  • Use only initials for the author's first name(s).
  • The author's name is followed by the year the book was published in parentheses.
  • Only the first word and names are capitalized in book titles.
  • Book titles should be in italics.

Examples

Zeilik, M. (2002). Astronomy: the evolving universe. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Mazur, J. E. (2002). Learning and behavior. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.

Print Book with Multiple Authors

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of book. Place of Publication:Publisher.

  • Pay attention to the order of names when you cite a book with more than one author!
  • Use the ampersand: & instead of the word 'and.'

Examples

Baron, R. A., & Kalsher, M. J. (2002). Essentials of psychology. Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

Davis, S. F., & Palladino, J. J. (2000). Psychology. Upper Saddle River: Prentice Hall.

Maisto, S. A., Galizio, M., & Connors, G. J. (1999). Drug use and abuse. Fort Worth: Harcourt Brace College Publishers.

Print Book with an Editor

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of book. Place of Publication: Publisher.

  • The editor's name is followed by (Ed.).

Examples

Duckworth, E. (Ed.). (2001). "Tell me more": listening to learners explain. New York: Teachers College Press.

Thompson, J. K., & Smolak, L. (Eds.). (2001). Body image, eating disorders, and obesity in youth: assessment, prevention, and treatment. Washington: American Psychological Association.

Reference Book: Article in an Encyclopedia

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of encyclopedia entry. In Title of the Encyclopedia (Vol. number, pp. numbers). Place of Publication: Publisher.

  • Only the first word and names are capitalized in encyclopedia article titles.
  • The encyclopedia title should be in italics.
  • Pay attention to commas and periods!

Examples

Harik, E. M., & Harik, I. (1999). Lebanon. In World Book Encyclopedia (Vol. 12, pp. 170-174). Chicago: World Book.