Formatting Books on Your References Page
For additional details, see Purdue OWL guide on citing books in APA.
Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of book. City, State: Publisher.
Cabane, O. F. (2012). The charisma myth: How anyone can master the art and
science of personal magnetism. New York, NY: Portfolio/Penguin.
Two to Seven Authors
Last Name, First Initial(s), Last Name, First Initial(s), & Last Name, First(s). (Year).
Title of book. City, State: Publisher.
Valenti, F. M., Smith, J. H., & Stone, B. (2000). More than a movie. Boulder, CO:
Eight or More Authors
Last Name, A., Last Name, B., Last Name, C., Last Name, D., Last Name, E., Last
Name, F.,...Last Name, K. (Year). Title of book. City, State: Publisher.
You may cite an essay from a book with an editor and multiple authors, or the whole book. This will depend on what you have quoted within your paper. If there is more than one editor listed in the book's publication information, use the notation (Eds.) rather than (Ed.).
Entire Edited Book
Last Name, First Initial(s). (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. City, State: Publisher.
Montney, C. B. (Ed.). (2008). Asian American information directory. Detroit, MI;
Essay from an Edited Book
NOTE: First name in citation is the author of the essay and second name is the editor of the book.
Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of essay. In First Initial(s) Last Name (Ed.),
Title of book (pages of chapter). City, State: Publisher.
Montarjemi, Y. (2016). Progress has been made toward reducing foodborne outbreaks.
In A. Francis (Ed.), Foodborne outbreaks. Farmington Hills, MI: Greenhaven Press.
Book with an Author and an Editor
Author, A. A. (Year). Title of book. B. B. Editor (Ed.). City, State: Publisher.
Austen, J. (2012). The Annotated Emma. D. M. Shapard (Ed.). New York, NY:
Title of book. (Year). City, State: Publisher.
Publication manual of the American Psychological Association. (2010). Washington,
DC: American Psychological Association.
An e-book citation follows the same rules as a print book citation except that the publication information is replaced by a DOI (digital object identifier) or the name of the database where you retrieved the e-book. If you did not retrieve the e-book from a database or if the book does not have a DOI, include the URL of the publisher's home page instead.
There are two DOI formats. The older format is simply a number, and is included in the citation as doi:number. (There is no space between the colon and the number.) The newer format is in the form of a URL and starts with http://dx.doi.org/, and is included as-is at the end of the citation (do not put "doi" or "Retrieved from" in front of it). For more information about DOI formatting, see the APA Style Blog.
E-book Without DOI
Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of book. Retrieved from URL of publisher
Anastos, M. V. (1979). Studies in Byzantine intellectual history. Retrieved from
E-book With DOI
Old DOI System
Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of book. doi:Number
New DOI System
Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of book. http://dx.doi.org/number
Gosling, J., Jones, S., & Sutherland, I. (2012). Key concepts in leadership.
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