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APA_Books: Books and eBooks

APA Books and eBooks

Editors, Editions, and Volumes

Editors

If a work has an editor in place of an author identify the editor(s) by using

Ed. or Eds. placed in parentheses after the last editor(s) initial and follow it with a period. When citing a chapter of a book, follow the parentheses with a comma.

 

Smith, J. W. (Ed.).

Smith J. W. & Crawford, M. H. (Eds.).

 

Citation for citing a chapter within a book

 

Chapter author. (Date). Title of chapter. In W. R. Leonard (Ed.), Title of book.

Chapter author. (Date). Title of chapter. In W. R. Leonard & M. H. Crawford (Eds.), Title of book.

 

Editions and Volumes

Place information about editions and volumes in parentheses after the title, followed by a period. Page numbers are also included in the parentheses.

(Rev. ed.).

(5th ed.).

(Vol. #).

Examples

Author information. (Year). Title of book (Rev. ed.).

Author information. (Year). Title of book (2nd. ed., Vol. 3, 233-234).

Author information. (Year). Title of book (Vol. 4, 47-50).

Books/Ebooks

1. Whole authored book

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From attitudes to social action (2nd ed.). American Psychological

Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000168-000

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Young, S. D. (2012). Psychology at the movies. Wiley-Blackwell.

https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/stonehill-ebooks/detail.action?docID=876068

 

 

  • Provide the author, year of publication, title, and publisher of the book. Use the same format for both print books and ebooks.
  • Use the copyright date shown on the book’s copyright page as the year of publication in the reference, even if the copyright date is different than the release date.
  • Include any edition information in parentheses after the title, without italics.
  • If the book includes a DOI, include the DOI in the reference after the publisher name.
  • Do not include the publisher location.
  • If the ebook without a DOI has a stable URL that will resolve for readers, include the URL of the book in the reference (as in the Svendsen and Løber example, which is from the iBog database, where ebooks are referred to as “internetbooks”). Do not include the name of the database in the reference.
  • If the ebook is from an academic research database and has no DOI or stable URL, end the book reference after the publisher name. Do not include the name of the database in the reference. The reference in this case is the same as for a print book.
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