Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher.
(Note: Some of the citations below may also include an article or chapter title and editors)
Example Book Citation, One author
Browne, D. (2008). Goodbye 20th century: A biography of
Sonic Youth. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.
Example Book Citation, Multiple authors
Crampton, L., & Rees, D.(2003). Rock & roll year by year. New York: DK Pub. in Association with the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame and Museum.
Example Book Citation, Article or chapter in an edited book
Waksman, S. (2006). Black sound, black body: Jimi Hendrix, the
electric guitar and themeaning of blackness. In A.
Bennett, B. Shank, & J. Toynbee (Eds.), The popular
music studies reader (pp. 64-70). New York: Routledge.
Example Book Citation, Electronic Version of a Print Book
Prager, M. (2008). Reason 4 power! The comprehensive guide
[Safari Books Online version]. Retrieved from http://0-
For an overview of the various ways to cite information in text in APA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.