Cite Right: APA Style for Books

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Print Book


Mike:

This is an example of a citation found in the library catalog. All the elements that you need to cite the article properly are here.

Book citations require author(s) or editor(s), publication date, title of the book, publisher city and state (or the country, if the publisher is outside the United States), and the publisher name.

The elements from a record for a print book in the library catalog are reformatted and rearranged to look like this. Take a look at the correct format:

Uchitelle, L. (2006). The disposable American: Layoffs and their consequences. New York, NY: Knopf.

E-book


Mike:

E-book citations are similar to print book citations.  There are just a few extra elements in the citation to show it is an electronic resource.  Here are the elements you need to cite this e-book properly: author(s) or editor(s), publication date, title of the book, publisher, publication city and state (or the country, if the publisher is outside the United States). Do a Web search to find the homepage of the book publisher. When you have located that URL, add "Retrieved from" at the end of the citation, followed by the URL for the publisher homepage.