Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

APA Citation Style Guide: Citing Books

Ask a Librarian

Chat with a librarian is available 9-5 Monday-Saturday.

Need to contact a librarian? Click here!

Call us:

1-888-820-0522 (toll free)

252-744-2230

Or email us:

laupuslibrary@ecu.edu

Laupus Hours

An image of the outside of the library building

Laupus Library Regular Hours

Mon-Thurs              7:30am-12:00am
Friday                       7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday                    Noon - 12:00am
 

Laupus Library Summer Hours
Mon-Thurs              7:30am - 10:00pm
Friday                       7:30am - 8:00pm
Saturday                  9:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday                    Noon - 10:00pm

Book Citations

Citing an Entire Book

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Location: Publisher

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. doi:xxxxxxxxx

Example:

—Greenburg, B.H. (2010). Management of heart failure. West Sussex, London: Wiley-Blackwell.

—

Citing an Entire eBook*

Author, A. A. (year). Title of work. Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxxx

Example:

—Greenburg, B.H. (2010). Management of heart failure.  Retrieved from   http://www.ebrary.com/corp/

*For electronic book URLs use the book platforms homepage (such as NetLibrary, ebrary, etc) unless a DOI is given then use the DOI

*Note all references must have a hanging indent and be double spaced*

Citing a Book Chapter

Book Chapter

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp.xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.

Example:

Regulus, T. A. (1995). Gang violence. In R. L. Edwards (Ed.), Encyclopedia of social work (19th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 1045–1055). Washington, DC: National Association of Social Workers

 

Book Chapter in an eBook

Example:

Godfrey, K. (2006). The ‘developmental origins’ hypothesis: Epidemiology. In P. Gluckman & M. Hanson (Eds.), Developmental origins of health and disease (pp. 6–32). doi:/10.1017/CBO9780511544699.003

*Note all references must have a hanging indent and be double spaced*