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How to Cite a Book in APA

Book – A written work or composition that has been published – typically printed on pages bound together.


Citing a book in print

Structure:

Author, F.M. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Publisher City, State: Publisher.

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Example:

James, Henry. (2009). The ambassadors. Rockville, MD: Serenity Publishers.

Note: Capitalize the first letter of the first word of the title and any subtitles (the first word that follows a colon), as well as the first letter of any proper nouns. See our APA Citation Basics guide or the APA Publication Manual for more information.


Citing an e-book from an e-reader

E-book: Written work or composition that has been digitized and is readable through computers or e-readers (Kindles, iPads,nooks etc.).

Structure:

Author, F.M. (Year of Publication). Title of work [E-reader Version]. Retrieved from http://xxxxx or doi:xxxxx

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Example:

Stoker, B. (2000). Dracula [Kindle HDX version]. Retrieved from http://www.overdrive.com/


Citing a book found in a database

Note: Some ebooks may be available online through your library’s databases or catalogs.

Structure:

Author, F.M. (Year of Publication). Title of work. Retrieved from http://xxxxx or doi:xxxxx

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Example:

Rodriguez-Garcia, R., & White, E.M. (2005). Self-assessment in managing for results: Conducting self-assessment for development practitioners. doi:10.1596/9780-82136148-1

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