Book by a single author
Author, A. (Year). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
Pratt, C. (2007). The encyclopedia of shamanism. New York, NY: Rosen
Publishing Group, Inc.
Book by two or more authors
Author, A. A., & Author, D. D. (Year). Title of book.
Hanson, R., & Mendius, R. (2009). Buddha’s brain: The practical neuroscience of
happiness, love and wisdom. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, Inc.
Matson, J. (2009). Social behavior and skills in children. doi:10.1007/978-1-4419-0234-4
Book by a group author with no DOI
Group author. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher.
|American||Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.|
Book with DOI (Retrieved online)
Author, A. A., & Author, D. D. (Year). Title of book. doi:10.XXX.XXXXXXXX
When no author or publisher are mentioned, follow this format:
Title of book. (Year). doi:10.XXXXXXXXXXXXX
J. F. M., & Rozelle, S. (2009). Marx and Mao to the market: The economics and politics of agricultural transition. doi:10.1093/0199288917.001.0001
sullo stato dell'editoria in Italia 2007. (2007). doi:10.978.8889637/210
Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.7060
Author, A. (Year). Title of multivolume work(Vol. volume number-s). Place of publication: Publisher. See APA manual (6th ed.), p. 204, #23
N. (Ed.). (2000-2004). How products are made: An illustrated guide to product manufacturing (Vols. 1-4). Detroit, MI: Gale Research.
|Mill,||L. (1996). Architecture of the Old South (Vols. 1-2). Savannah, GA: Beehive Foundation.|
Book, title translated into English, book translated
Include translator name after the title of the book.
|Freud,||S. (1911). The interpretation of dreams (3rd ed.). (A. A. Brill, Trans.). New York, NY: Kessinger.|
Two authors with same surname, published books
When there are two or more primary authors with the same surname, APA instructs to include the first author's initials in all text citations even if the year of publication is different. This is done to help prevent possible confusion by the reader. For example, A. Freud (1961) and S. Freud (1950) took ....
A. (1961). The ego and the mechanisms of defence (C. Baines, Trans.). London, England: Hogarth Press.
|Freud,||S. (1950). Beyond the pleasure principle (J. Strachey, Trans.). New York, NY: Liveright.|
Book chapter in a volume within a book series
See APA (6th ed.), p. 204, #24
|D. J. S. (2008). 1H nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) in the elucidation of peptide structure. In G. B. Irvine & C. H. Williams (Eds.), Methods in Molecular Biology: Vol. 73. Neuropeptide protocols (pp. 163-184). Totowa, NJ: Humana Press. doi:10.1385/0-89603-399-6:163|
See APA (6th ed.), pp. 202-204, section 7.02 and APA Style posting on books, reference books, and book chapters.
E. (2003). Beliefs. In Multidimensional measurement of religiousness/spirituality for use in health research: A report of the Fetzer Institute/National Institute on aging working group (pp. 31-33). Kalamazoo, MI: The John E. Fetzer Institute.
K. I. (1998). Religion and coping. In Handbook of religion and mental health (pp. 111-128). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.
J., III. (2012). New directions for investor protection. In B. Silverstein Jr., Handbook of investment (pp. 214-233). Paris, France: World Bank.
Ex. 2: Book chapter in edited book
R. C., & Clement, P. F. (1984). Binge eating: Measurement problems and a conceptual model. In R. C. Hawkings, II, W. J. Fremouw, & P. F. Clement (Eds.), The binge-purge syndrome: Diagnosis, treatment, and research (pp. 229-251). New York, NY: Springer.
J. H. (1986). Pathogenesis. In I. J. Downey, J. C. Malkin (Eds), Current approaches: Bulimia nervosa. (pp. 241-265). Southampton, United Kingdom: Duphar.
A. M., Verson, P. A., & Feiler, A. R. (2008). Behavioral genetic studies of personality: An introduction and review of the results of 50+ years of research. in G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. H. Saklofske, The SAGE Handbook of Personality Theory and Assessment: Vol 1: Personality theories and models (pp. 145-173). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Psychiatric Association. (2000). Appendix I: Outline for cultural formulation and glossary of culture bound syndromes. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.
|American||Psychiatric Association. (2000). Appendix I: Outline for cultural formulation and glossary of culture bound syndromes. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). doi:10.1176/appi.books.9780890423349.7060|
Ex. 3: Entry in a print encyclopedia or dictionary, no author or editor.
Entry heading or title. (Year). In Title of encyclopedia (Vol. volume number, then if appropriate, pp. page#s). Place of publication: Publisher.
|Webster's||new world dictionary of the American language (2nd ed.). (2009). New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.|
- Ex. 4: Book chapter in book retrieved from archival database.
See APA manual (6th ed.), pp. 192, 204, # 25, information about subscription databases on p. 207, 7.05
|Smith,||R. J. (2010). William Faulkner. In J. T. Culpepper (Ed.), Contemporary authors (DX Reader version). Retrieved from Literature Resources from Gale database.|
- Ex. 5: E-book chapter, open access
|Glass,||G. (2008). What is the fate of public education in America? In Fertilizers, pills, and magnetic strips: The fate of public education in America.Retrieved from http://infoagepub.com/glass-chapter-10|
- Ex. 6: Introduction, preface, foreword, or afterword.
Take note: The section author is listed differently than the author(s) of the whole book:.
Author of section being cited. (Year). Name of section. In author of book, Title of book (p. or pp. page numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.
|Gerry,||I. (2008). Introduction. In B. Saveley, Secret city: Photographs from Peru (pp. 8-12). New York, NY: Thames and Hudson.|
- Ex. 7: Four authors of a chapter published in a conference proceedings.
|Piton,||T., Blanchard, J., Briand, H., & Gillie, F. (2009). Domain driven data mining to improve promotional campaign ROI and select marketing channels. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Information and Knowledge Management (pp. 1057-1066). doi:10.1145/1645953.098|