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APA Citation Style Guide: Citing Books

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Book Citations

Citing an Entire Book

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

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


—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


—Greenburg, B.H. (2010). Management of heart failure.  Retrieved from

*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 ( Location: Publisher.


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


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*