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APA Guide-7th edition

Book/Ebook from Database

Template 

Author’s Last Name, A. (Year). Title of book. Publisher.

Example

Moten, M. (2014). Presidents and their generals: An American history of command in war. Belknap Press.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 21)

Book with an edition/editor

Template 

Editor’s Last Name, A. A. (Ed. or Eds).  (Year). Title of book: Only capitalize first word of subheading (X ed.). Publisher. 

Example

Graff, H. F. (Ed.). (1996). The presidents: A reference history (2nd ed.). Simon & Schuster Macmillan.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 25)

Anthology

Template

Editor’s Last Name, A. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. Publisher.

Example

Russell, D. A. (Ed.). (1990). An anthology of Latin prose. Oxford University Press.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 34)

Work in an Anthology

Template

Author’s Last Name, A. (Year). Title of work. In A. A. Editor’s Last Name & A. Editor’s Last Name (Eds.), Title of book (pp. XXX-XXX). Publisher. (Original work published year)

Example 

Stewart, O. (1980). The ghost dance. In W. R. Wood & M. Liberty (Eds.), Anthropology on the Great Plains (pp. 179-187). University of Nebraska Press. (Original work published 1977)

Source: Publication Manual (Example 46)

Religious Work

Template

Title of book. (X ed.). (Year). Publisher.

Example

Holy Bible (Red Letter ed.). (1983). World Bible Publishers.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 35)

Thesis/Dissertation

Template

Author’s Last Name, A. (Year). Title of Thesis/Dissertations. [Master’s Thesis, Name of Institution Awarding the Degree].

Example 

Bachmeier, A. (2009). Morale among the urban & rural North Dakota nurses: The power of positive morale [Master’s thesis, University of Mary].

Source: Publication Manual (Example 64/66)

Dictionary

Template

Author’s Last Name, A. (Year). Name of definition. In Name of Dictionary. Publisher. 

Example 

Watson, A. (2005). Laughing-stock. In The Essential English-Gaelic Dictionary. Birlinn.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 47/48)

Edition of Book Other Than the First

Template

Author Last Name, A. A. & Author Last Name, A. (Year). Title: Subtitle. (Edition). Publisher.

Example 

Gay, L. R. & Airasian, P. (2003). Educational research: Competencies for analysis and applications. (7th ed.). Merrill Prentice Hall.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 31)

Entries in a Reference Book

Template 

Author's Last Name, A. A. (Year). Title of entry. In A. Editor’s Last Name (Ed.), Title of book (Edition., pp. XXX-XXX). Publisher.

Example 

Turner, F. J. (2015). Psychosocial Therapy. In K. Corcoran (Ed.), Social Workers’ Desk Reference (3rd ed., pp. 263-268). Oxford English Press.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 38/47)

Foreign Language Books

Template

Author’s Last Name, A. (Year). Title of the book in the language [Title in English] (Edition.). Publisher Name

Example

Koepke, W. (1971). Die Deutschen: Vergangenheit und gegenwart [The Germans: Past and present] (4th Ed.). Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 27)

Illustrated Books (Picture Book)

Template

Author’s Last Name, A., & Author’s Last Name, A. (Year). Title. Publisher.

Example

Lithgow, J., & Oleynikov, I. (2007). Mahalia mouse goes to college. Simon & Schuster.

Source: Publication Manual (Example 21)