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APA: Citing Books

Basic Book Citation

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)

7th edition

The seventh edition of APA does not include locations of publication in the citation.

Author's Last Name, Author's first initial. Author's Middle initial. (year). Title of the book in sentence capitalization. Publisher. DOI if available in https://doi.html-link

Example Book Citation, One author

Goodbye 20th century: A biography of Sonic Youth

 Browne, D. (2008). Goodbye 20th century: A biography of
          Sonic Youth
.
Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.

 

 

7th Edition

Browne, D. (2008). Goodbye 20th century: A biography of
          Sonic Youth
Da Capo Press.

Example Book Citation, Multiple authors

Rock & roll year by year

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.

 

 

7th edition

Crampton, L., & Rees, D.(2003). Rock & roll year by year.
          
DK Pub. in Association with the Rock and Roll

          Hall of Fame and Museum.

Example Book Citation, Article or chapter in an edited book

The popular music studies reader

Waksman, S. (2006). Black sound, black body: Jimi Hendrix, the
          electric guitar and the meaning of blackness. In
A.
          Bennett, B. Shank, & J. Toynbee (Eds.), The popular
          music studies reader
(pp. 64-70). New York: Routledge.

 

7th edition

Waksman, S. (2006). Black sound, black body: Jimi Hendrix, the
          electric guitar and the meaning of blackness. In 
A.
          Bennett, B. Shank, & J. Toynbee (Eds.), The popular
          music studies reader
 (pp. 64-70). Routledge.

Example Book Citation, Electronic Version of a Print Book

Cover Art

Prager, M. (2008). Reason 4 power! The comprehensive guide 

          [Safari Books Online version]. Retrieved from http://0-

          proquest.safaribooksonline.com.maurice.bgsu.edu/

          30000LTI00203

 

 

 

7th edition

Prager, M. (2008). Reason 4 power! The comprehensive guide. 

       http://0-proquest.safaribooksonline.com.maurice.bgsu.edu/

          30000LTI00203

In-Text Citations

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.