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APA 7th Edition

Learn how to use and cite within APA Style

Print Book

Book (Print)

Author, A. A. (Copyright Year). Title of book. Publisher.

Example:

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at our best and worst. Penguin Books.

Parenthetical citation: (Sapolsky, 2017) 


Book with Multiple Authors (Print)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of book. Publisher.

Example:  

Burley, J., & Harris, J. (2002). A companion to genethics. Blackwell.

Parenthetical citation: (Burley & Harris, 2002)  


Book with DOI or URL (Electronic)

Author, A. A. (Copyright Year). Title of book. Publisher. DOI or URL 

Example:

Rabinowitz, F. E. (2019). Deepening group psychotherapy with men: Stories and insights for the journey. American Psychological 

Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000132-000

(Do not include a URL or database information for works from academic research databases)

Parenthetical citation: (Rabinowitz, 2019) 


Chapter in an Edited Book with DOI (Electronic)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book chapter. In A.A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (2nd ed., pp.

#-#). Publisher. DOI or URL 

Example:

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender 

minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally response cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and

supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287-314). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000119-012

Parenthetical citation: (Balsam et al., 2019)  


Chapter in an Edited Book without DOI (Print)

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright Year). Title of the book chapter. In A.A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (2nd ed., pp.

#-#). Publisher.

Example:‚Äč

Weinstock, R., Leong, G. B., & Silva, J. A. (2003). Defining Forensic Psychiatry: Roles and responsibilities. In

R. Rosner (Ed.), Principles and practice for forensic psychiatry (2nd ed., pp. 7-13). CRC Press.

Parenthetical citation: (Weinstock et al., 2003)  


Book Review From a Website

Author of Review's Last Name, First Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of Review. [Review of the book Title of Book: by

Book Author's First Initial. Last Name]. Title of Website, URL

Example:

Bell, M. S. (2006, December 31). Are you my mother? [Review of the book Let the northern lights erase your name: by V. Vida]. 

The New York Times Book Review, https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/31/books/review/Bell.t.html?ref-review

Parenthetical citation: (Bell, 2006)  


 Anthology

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. Publisher

Example:

Gold, M. (Ed.). (1999). The complete social scientist: A Kurt Lewin reader. American Psychological Association.

https://doi.org/10/1037/10319-000

Parenthetical citation: (Gold, 1999) 


Diagnostic Manual

Example:

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596

Parenthetical citation: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) 


Encyclopedia

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of entry. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of reference work (xx ed.). Website. http://xxxxx

Example:

Wheeler, W. (2019). Martin Heidegger. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.c), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy 

(Summer 2019 ed.). Stanford University. https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2019/

Parenthetical citation: (Wheeler, 2019) 

Additional Resources in Academic Writer

  To see more examples of book references, check out the sample references in Academic Writer.