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APA Book Reference Examples


APA Reference List Citation Examples

Print Books

BOOK (PRINT) One author

Author, A.A. (2001). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Last Name of author, Initial first name, Initial middle name (if available). (Year of publication). Book

title. Location: Publisher.

Note: Title of book is in italics with first word capitalized only.

Subtitles: Format the book title like this:  Book title: Subtitle of this book.


Hindman, M. (2008). The myth of digital democracy. Princeton, NJ: Princeton University Press.

BOOK (PRINT)  2 or  more authors (up to and including 7 authors)

Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (2000). Book title. Location: Publisher.

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., Author, C.C. & Author, D.D. (2000). Book title. Location: Publisher.


Lester, J., & Koehler, W. C. (2003). Fundamentals of information studies: Understanding information     

and  its environment. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers. 

BOOK (PRINT) 8 or more authors

Include the first 6 authors’ names, insert three ellipsis points, then last author

Author, A.A., Author, B.B., Author, C.C., Author, D.D., Author, E.E., Author, F.F.,…Author, K.K. (2001)

     Book title. Location: Publisher.

Note: before ellipsis points make sure you put a period after the last initial, then a comma, then three ellipsis points.

Author, F.F.,…Author, K.K. (2001).


Beetle, F.H., Choi, M.J., Bard, L.L., Harland, A.A., Stanley, J.A., Tipman, S.T.,…Rubin, L.H. (2017). Technical

documentation for software engineers. New York, NY: Neal-Schuman Publishers.


Editor, A.A.  (Ed.). (2002). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Location: Publisher.


Brown, J.A. (Ed.). (2010). How to buy a house: A real estate guide, Los Angeles, CA: Smith & Brown. 

EDITED BOOKS (PRINT) 2 or more editors

Editor, A.A. & Editor, B.B. (Eds.). (2002). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Location: Publisher.


Brooks-Gunn, J. & Duncan, R.F. (Eds.). (2018). Gender Studies for men. Washington, DC: American

Psychological Association.


Author, A.A. (2002). Title of Chapter. In A.A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Location: Publisher.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor

(Eds.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Location: Publisher.


Haybron, D.M. (2008). Philosophy and the science of subjective well-being. In M. Eid & R.J. Larsen

(Eds.), The science of subjective well-being (pp. 17-43). New York, NY: Guilford Press.


Editor, A. (Ed.). (2006). Title of volumes (Vols. x-x). Location: Publisher.

Editor, A. & Editor, B.  (Eds.), Title of volumes. (Vols. X-x). Location: Publisher.


Thomson, A. W. & Lotze, M.T. (Eds.). (2003). The cytokine handbook (Vols. 1-2). Cambridge, MA:

Academic Press.

E-BOOKS (Kindle, Nook, etc.)

Author, A. A. (Date). Work title [e-book name and version]. Retrieved from downloadsite.com


Keynes, R. (2017). Fossils, finches and fuegians: Charles Darwin’s adventures and discoveries on the

Beagle [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com

Note: Instead of using the publisher information, you’ll use the download site or the DOI.

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