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Citation Style Guides: Books

General Form

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

     Place of Publication: Publisher.


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.


Book - One Author Sec. 7.02:

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

     study of computer dependency.  London,

     England: Taylor & Francis.



Books - Multiple Authors


List all authors in the References Page.  If one or two authors, cite both names in all parenthetical references.  If three or more authors, cite all names in the first parenthetical reference.  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. 6.12


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

     New York: Knopf.

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

     disorder sourcebook: A guide to dealing, 

     recovery, and growth [Adobe Digital Editions 

     version].  doi:10.1036/0071393722


Editers/ Translators Sec. 7.02:


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

     A study of science (Vols. 1-6).  New

     York: McGraw-Hill.




E-Book Sec. 7.02:

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


Duncan, L. (2004).  The welfare of

     children [NetLibrary version].

     Retrieved from



Corporate author (Sec. 7.03)


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.  Washington, DC:

     Government Printing Office.


Chapter in Book/ Anthology Sec. 7.02:

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).  New York, NY:

     Guilford Press.


Special Editions (Sec. 7.02):

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

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

     Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.


Reference Book (Sec. 7.02):

Heuristic. (n. d.). In Merriam-Webster's

     dictionary (11th ed.).  Springfield, MA:

     Merriam-Webster Publishers.  

     Retrieved 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).  New York,

     NY: Oxford University Press.

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