Book Apa Format Bibliography Example

APA: Book

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How to Cite a Book in Print in APA

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. City, State: Publisher.

Examples:

James, H. (1937). The ambassadors. New York, NY: Scribner.

Rowling, J.K. (2001). Harry Potter and the socerer's stone. London: Bloomsburg Children's.

How to Cite a Book Online in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

James, H. (2009). The ambassadors. Retrieved from http://books.google.com

Porter, R. (1994). London, a social history. Retrieved from http://books.google.com

How to Cite a Book From a Database in APA

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year Published). Book. Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Morem, S. (2005). 101 tips for graduates. Retrieved from http://www.infobasepublishing.com

Bloom, H. (1986). American women poets. Retrieved from http://www.infobasepublishing.com

Make sure to:

  • Add doi (Digital Object Identifier) if it is available after at the end of the citation instead of URL.
  • If you used an e-reader, you should still include the URL that you retrieved the book from, for example, www.amazon.com.
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APA: Chapter

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How to Cite a Chapter in Print in APA Format

Structure:

Last, F. M. (Year Published). Title of chapter In F. M. Last Editor (Ed.), Title of book/anthology (pp. Pages). Publisher City, State: Publisher.

Examples:

Serviss, G. P. (1911). A trip of terror. In A Columbus of space (pp. 17-32). New York, NY: Appleton.

Hemingway, E. (1999). The killers. In J. Updike & K. Kenison (Eds.), The best American short stories of the century (pp.78-80). Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin.

How to Cite a Chapter Online in APA Format

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title. In F. M. Last (Ed.), Book/anthology [E-reader version, if used] (pp. Pages). doi:# or Retrieved from URL

Examples:

Serviss, G. P. (1911). A trip of terror. A Columbus of space. Retrieved from http://books.google.com

Bellow, S. (1999). A silver dish. In J. Updike & K. Kenison (Eds.), The best american short stories of the century. Retrieved from http://books.google.com

How to Cite an Introduction, Preface, Foreword, or Afterword in APA Format

Format:

Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title [Section Type]. In F. M. Last & F. M. Last (Eds.),Book/anthology (pp. Pages). City, State: Publisher.

Examples:

Sanders, S. R. (2007). [Introduction]. In L. Williford & M. Martone (Eds.), Touchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction: Work from 1970 to present (pp. 148-151). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

Masur, L. P. (2011). Preface. In The Civil War: A concise history (pp. Iv-Xii). Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

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