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Citation Guide: How to cite BOOKS, eBOOKS, CHAPTERS

Guide to the MLA and APA Citation Styles; Latest Update 2016

How to cite BOOKS

APA Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented


Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Examples:
Ermann, M. D., Williams, M. B., & Shauf, M. S. (Eds.). (1997). Computers, ethics, and society. New York: Oxford UP.

Odell, L., Vacca, R., Hobbs, R., & Irvin, J.L. (2001). Elements of language. Austin, TX: Holt, Rinehart and Winston.

Sternberg, E. (2000). Just business: Business ethics in action (2nd ed.). New York: Oxford UP.

Utah Association of Counties. (1981). Utah county facts book. Salt Lake City: Utah Association of Counties.

How to cite eBOOKS

APA eBook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented


Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. Retrieved from Name of database.

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. Retrieved Date of access, from URL for website

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. edition. doi number

E-book Example:
Roush, C. (1999). Inside Home Depot: How one company revolutionized an industry through the relentless pursuit of growth. Retrieved from ebrary database.

Speed, H. (2004). The practice and science of drawing. Retrieved September 3, 2008, from http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/14264

Rodriguez-Garcia, R., & White, E. M. (2005). Self-assessment in managing for results: Conducting self-assessment for development practitioners. doi: 10.1596/9780-82136148-1

How to cite CHAPTERS

APA Chapter or Authored Section of an Edited Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

  
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Date of Publication). Title of chapter or article. In Editor #1 First Initial. Middle Initial. Last Name, & Editor #2 First Initial. Middle Initial. Last Name (Eds.), Title of book: Subtitle of book (pp. Pages). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Examples:

Grealy, L. (2002). Fear itself. In T. Roberts, M. Moser, D. LePan, C. Lawson, J. Gaunce, & J. Britton (Eds.), The Broadview anthology of expository prose (pp. 450-461). Peterborough, ON: Broadview.

Meiland, J. (2003). The difference between high school and college. In R. K. Durst (Ed.), You are here: Readings on higher education for college writers (pp. 104-114). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

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