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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Books

Citing Books in APA Format

How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Book
Author Date Title (SOURCE) Publisher Name (SOURCE) URL
Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.


Title of book.

Title of book (4th ed.).

Title of book [Audiobook].

Publisher Name.


Click any of the links below to see more information and examples.

If you need more information or examples, refer to pages 321-325 of the APA Manual, 7th Edition or ask a librarian.

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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (7th Edition). Please refer to Chapter 10: Reference Examples, pp. 321-329 for more information. 

Helpful Tips

-If books have no author or editor, alphabetize by the first significant word of the title. (p.203)

-Information about editions, volume numbers, and page numbers like revised editions or edition number should be in parenthesis after the title with a period following the parenthesis. For example, (Rev. ed.). (p.203)

-If you need help citing a print edition of a government document, please refer to page 205 of the APA Manual, 6th Edition

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