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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: E-Books

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Helpful Tip!

  Helpful Tip!

When citing a chapter in an online book such as Google Books use a chapter or section identifier and provide a URL that links directly to the chapter section, not the home page of the Web site.

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

E-Book

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, page number)

References: Whole Book

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. http://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxx OR URL of the home page of the e-book provider.

References: Chapter

Author, A. A. (Year Published). Name of Chapter/Article. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Name of Book. http://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxx OR URL of the home page of the e-book provider.

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Ochs, 2004)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Ochs, 2004, p. 55)

References: Whole Book

Ochs, S. (2004). A history of nerve functions: From animal spirits to molecular mechanisms. http://www.ebrary.com/corp/

References: Chapter

Ochs, S. (2004). Introduction to molecular mechanisms. In A history of nerve functions: From animal spirits to molecular mechanisms. http://www.ebrary.com/corp/

E-Readers

Example:

Skolnik, R. (2008). Essentials of global health. http://www.amazon.com

OR use the DOI number

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