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APA Citation Style for Books

The citations of a References page should be double-spaced with hanging indents. (The first line of each citation is at the left
margin. All subsequent lines are indented one-half inch from the left margin.) To create hanging indents, consult the Help
feature of your word processing program. The Tab key may also be used. In most word processing programs, it is pre-set to
indent the required one-half inch.
Printed books
Needed information - Author's last name, First initial. If available, middle initial. (Year of Publication). Title of the book. City
of Publication: Publisher's Name.
Example
Fryd, V. G. (2003). Art and the crisis of marriage : Edward Hopper and Georgia O'Keeffe. Chicago: University of Chicago
Press.
Example of book with corporate author
American Medical Association. (1999). Complete guide to your children's health. New York: Random House.
Example of book with an editor
Tannen, D. (Ed.). (1984). Coherence in spoken and written discourse. Norwood: ABLEX Pub. Corp.
Work (essay, poem, short story, etc.) in an anthology
Needed information - Author's (of the part of the book being cited) last name, First initial. If available, middle initial. (Year of
Publication) Title of the work. In Name(s) of editor(s) (Ed(s).), Title of the anthology. (pp. page numbers). City of Publication:
Publisher's Name.
Example
Harris, J. A. (2001). Protean lovelace. In D. M. Blewett (Ed.), Passion and virtue: Essays on the novels of Samuel Richardson.
(pp. 92-113). Toronto: University of Toronto Press.
Electronic books
Needed information - Author's last name, First initial. If available, middle initial. (Year of Publication). Title of the book. City
of Publication: Publisher's Name. Retrieved Date of Access, from Name of Database database.
Example
Leggett, B.J. (1999). Larkin's blues: Jazz, popular music and poetry. Baton Rouge: Louisiana State University Press.
Retrieved August 19, 2003 from NetLibrary database
Reference books
Encyclopedia article
Needed information - If the article is signed, Author's last name, First initital. If available, middle initial.
(Year of Publication). Title of the article. In Title of encyclopedia. (Vol. Number, pp. page numbers). City
of Publication: Name of Publisher.
Example
Turner, R. H. (1986). Collective behavior. In The new encyclopaedia Britannica: Macropaedia. (Vol. 16
pp. 607-622). Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica.
Book resources with no author or editor
Place the title in the author/editor position.
Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1999). Springfield, MA: Merriam Webster.
Books with multiple authors (Use these formats to replace single author names in the above examples.)
Two authors - Rogers, M. A., & King, C.
Three to six authors - Edwards, C., Nadar, L. S., & Brown, P.
More than six authors - Pares, S., Sellers, T. J., Jones, K. E., Stinson, J., Mead, F., Harrison, M., et al.
Based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition
Teresa Swartz Roberts and Shelly Davis, University of Maine at Farmington
August 22, 2003