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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: One Author/Editor

APA Citation Style

Book with One Author

(THIS Libguide IS FOR APA 6th edition, click here to visit our new APA 7th edition Libguide)

The formatting guidelines below refer to books with one author.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author's Last Name, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Author's Last Name, year, page number)

References:

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Location of publication: Publisher.

Examples:

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Gabriel, 2016)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Gabriel, 2016, p. 52)

References:

Gabriel, J. (2016). Touching bellies, touching lives: Midwives of Southern Mexico tell their stories. Long Grove, IL:  Waveland  Press.

Books with One Editor

The formatting guidelines below refer to books with one editor.

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Editor's Last Name, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Editor's Last Name, year, page number)

References:

Editor's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Ed). (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Location of publication: Publisher.

Examples:

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Harlan, 2015)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Harlan, 2015, p. 52)

References:

Harlan, C. A. (Ed.). (2015). Global health nursing: Narratives from the field. New York, NY: Springer Publishing Company, LLC.

Citations in Text

Carrie Forbes, MLS

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Carrie Forbes
Contact:
Laupus Library
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East Carolina University
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Greenville, NC 27834
252-744-2217

Helpful Tips

-Be mindful of hyphenated names, particularly hyphenated first names in your reference list. If an author or editor has a hyphenated first name, include first initials for both separated by a hyphen. For example: Lamour, J.-B. for Jean-Baptiste Lamour.

-If your reference list includes publications by two or more authors with the same last name, you should include the first initial in all in-text citations in order to help the reader avoid confusion.

-Suffixes like "Jr." or "III" are not included in in-text citations but are included in the reference list.

Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to pages 184 and 203 of the APA Manual (6th Edition) for more information.

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