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How Do I Cite a Book Using APA?

Basic Format

  • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title. Place of publication: Name of publisher.

A Book with One Author

  • Komisar, L. (1991). The new feminism. New York: Franklin Watts.

A Book with Two or More Authors

  • Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style (3 rd ed). New York: Macmillan.

A Book with More than Six Authors

  • Sanders, T. J., Jones, L., Lyle, B.R., Brown, K. G., Speth, M. L., Wilkie, D. M., et al. (1992). Effective leadership in the 90's. New York: Management Press.

Book with a Corporate Author

  • American Psychological Association. (2001). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (5 tth ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

A Book with an Editor

  • Jones, J. (Ed.). (1992). PC's today. New York: Doubleday.

A Book with a Second or Later Edition

  • Smith, R. F. (Ed.). (1994). Dictionary of business terms. (3rd ed.). Boston: Acme.

An Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

  • Jones, J. T. (1992). The workplace in the year 2000. In R. Smith (Ed.), PC's today (pp. 113-120). New York: Doubleday.

If your source does not appear in this guide or for further information or examples, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) (Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001 ) available in the Ready Reference Collection at the Information Desk or in the Reference Collection. You can also refer to the Instruction Office's list of resources; we specifically recommend Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL). You can also contact the SIUE Writing Center or visit APA's site.

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