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How to Cite a Book in Print in APA
Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. City, State: Publisher.
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
Last, F. M. (Year Published) Book. Retrieved from URL
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
Last, F. M. (Year Published). Book. Retrieved from URL
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.
APA Style® calls for a list of references instead of a bibliography.
The requirements of a reference list are that all references cited in the text of a paper must be listed alphabetically by first author's last name in the list of references and that all references listed must be cited within the text.
A bibliography, however, typically includes resources in addition to those cited in the text and may include annotated descriptions of the items listed.
In general, the list of references is double-spaced and listed alphabetically by first author's last name. For each reference, the first line is typed flush with the left margin, and any additional lines are indented as a group a few spaces to the right of the left margin (this is called a hanging indent).
APA Publications and Communications Board Working Group on Journal Article Reporting Standards.
(2009). Reporting standards for research in psychology: Why do we need them? What might
they be? American Psychologist, 63, 839–851. doi:10.1037/0003-066X.63.9.839