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Citation Style Guides: Books

General Form

Author's last name, first initials. (Date). Title.



Note: For titles, APA only capitalizes the first word of the title, proper nouns and any other words following a colon, em-dash, period. Sec. 4.15.

APA 7th edition no longer uses place of publication.


Book - One Author Sec. 10.2:

Shotton, M. A. (1989).  Computer addiction? A

     study of computer dependency.

     Taylor & Francis.



Books - Multiple Authors


List all authors in the References Page up to twenty authors.  If there are more than twenty authors, list the first 19 followed by an ellipses. 

If one or two authors, cite both names in all parenthetical references.  If three or more authors, cite only the first author with an "et. al."  Subsequent references you may list the first author and then follow it with et. al.  Only with in-text citations can you list the first author and add "et. al."  Sec. 8.17


Camus, A., & Ward, M. (1993). The stranger.



Schiraldi, G. R. (2001).  The post-traumatic stress

     disorder sourcebook: A guide to dealing, 

     recovery, and growth [Adobe Digital Editions 



Editers/ Translators Sec. 10.2 / 10.36:


Koch, E. (Ed.). (1959-1963).  Psychology:

     A study of science (Vols. 1-6). 





E-Book Sec. 10.22:

Do not follow a URL, web address, or DOI with a period. 


Duncan, L. (2004).  The welfare of

     children [NetLibrary version].




Corporate author (Sec. 10.4)


U.S. Department of Health and Human

     Services, National Institute of Health,

     National Heart, Lung, and Blood

     Institute. (2003). Managing asthma:

     A guide for schools. Government

     Printing Office.


Chapter in Book/ Anthology Sec. 10.3:

Haybron, D. M. (2008). Philosophy and the

     science of well-being. In M. Eid & R. J.

     Larsen (Eds.), The science of subjective

     well-being (pp. 17-43).  Guilford



Special Editions (Sec. 10.2):

Helfer, M. E., Kempe, R. S., & Krugman, R. D.

     (1997). The battered child (5th ed.).

     University of Chicago Press.


Reference Book (Sec. 10.3):

Merrian-Webster. (n.d.). Heuristic. In dictionary.

     Retrieved November 11, 2021, from


Grillo, P. (2010).  Charles of Anjou. In C. J.

     Rogers (Ed.), The Oxford encyclopedia of

     of medieval warfare and military technology:

     Vol. 1. Aachen, siege of - Dyrrachium, siege

     and battle of (1081) (pp. 364-365). Oxford

     University Press.

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