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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: One Author/Editor

Book with One Author

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

(2020).
 

Title of book.

Title of book (3rd ed). 

Title of book [Audiobook].

Publisher name.

https://doi.org/xxx
https://xxx.xxxx

 

*The DOI of a book (found in newer books, published 2018 & forward) can be found on the copyright page of printed books*

Examples:

References:

Stegenga, J. (2018). Care & cure: An introduction to philosophy of medicine. The University of Chicago Press. https://doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226595177.001.0001

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Stegenga, 2018)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Stegenga, 2018, p. 52)

Books with One Editor

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

(2020).
 

Title of book.

Title of book (3rd ed). 

Title of book [Audiobook].

Publisher Name. 

https://doi.org/xxx
https://xxx.xxxx

 

*The DOI of a book (found in newer books, published 2018 & forward) can be found on the copyright page of printed books*

Examples:

References:

Black, B. P. (Ed.). (2020). Professional nursing: Concepts & challenges (9th ed.). Elsevier.

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Black, 2020)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Black, 2020, p. 147)

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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

-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.

- Electronic books and books from electronic databases are cited exactly the same way print books are, there is no difference. The only time you differentiate is if you use an audio version of the book. 

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