RWC: APA: Books, Brochures, and Book Chapters


APA Citations:
Books and Parts of Books


   Article in an Edited Book
   Article in a Reference Book
   Authored and Edited Book
   Book (Entire)
   Chapter in an Edited Book
   Edited Book
   Multi-volume Work
   No Author
   Non-English Article or Book
   Revised or Subsequent Edition
   Translated Article or Book


   1.  Author's Last Name followed by First Initials
   2.  Year of Publication
   3.  Title of Publication 
   4.  Name of Editor
   5.  Page Numbers Used
   6.  Place of Publication (If more than one city is listed, list only the first)
   7.  Name of the Publishing Company


*All cases and examples are taken from Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, Fifth Edition.*


    Article in an Edited Book

Article or chapter author. (Date of publication). Article or chapter title. Book editors,
      Book title (page numbers). Publication city: Publishing Company.

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory.
     In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp.      309-330). HIllsadale, NJ: Erlbaum.

    Article in a Reference Book (Encyclopedia)

Last name, First Initial. (Year of Publication). Title. In Title of encyclopedia or reference
(Vol. number, pp. numbers). City of Publication: Publishing Company.

Bergmann, P.G. (1993). Relativity. In The new encyclopedia Britannica (Vol. 26, pp.
     501-508). Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

    Authored and Edited Book

For a book with both an author and an editor, list the editor in parentheses after the title.

Last name, First initial. (Year of Publication). Title (First Initial, Last Name, Ed.). City of
     Publication: Publishing Company.

Gibbs, J.T., & Johnson, L. N. (1991). Children of color: Minority youth (Hales, M. Y., Ed.).
      San Diego: Terry & Bass.

    An Entire Book

Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title.  City: Publishing Company.

Beck, C. A. J., & Sales, B. D. (2201). Family mediation: Facts, myths, and future prospects.
     Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.


Research and Training Center on Independent Living. (1993). Guidelines for reporting and
     writing about people with disabilities
(4th ed.) [Brochure]. Lawrence, KS: Author.

    Chapter in an Edited Book      

Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of Chapter or Article. In Editor's First Initial and
      Last Name (Ed.), Title of Book (page numbers). City of Publication: Publication

Bjork, R. A. (1989). Retrieval inhibition as an adaptive mechanism in human memory.
     In H. L. Roediger III & F. I. M. Craik (Eds.), Varieties of memory & consciousness (pp.
     309-330). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

    Edited Book

Editor's Last Name, First Intial. (Ed.). (Year of Publication). Title of Publication. City of
      Publication: Publishing Company.

Gibbs, J. T. & Huang, L. N. (Eds.). (1991). Children of color: Psychological interventions
      with minority youth.
San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Multivolume Work

Editor's Last name, First Initial. (Year or Years of Publication). Title of Publication
     (Volume number). City of Publication: Publishing Company.

Koch, S. (Ed.). (1959-1963). Psychology: A study of science (Vols. 1-6). New York:

    No Author or Editor

The title takes the place of the author. On the References page, alphabetize books with no author or editor by the first word in the title. In text, use a shortened title in place of the author name.

Title. (Year of Publication). City of Publication: Publishing Company.

Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (10th ed.). (1993). Springfield, MA: Merriam-


    Non-English Article or Book      

If you are using the original version of a non-English book, then cite the original version, giving the original title and the English version in brackets.

Piagete, J., & Inhelder B. (1951). La genese de l'idee de hasard chez l'enfant [The origin of
      the idea of chance in the child]. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

    Revised or Subsequent Edition

After the title of the publication, list the edition in parentheses.

Last Name, First Name (Year). Title (number ed.). City: Publisher.

Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to
      organizational behavior
(3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

Rosenthal, R. (1987). Meta-analytic procedures for social research (Rev. ed.). Newbury
      Park, CA: Sage.


For a chapter in a volume in a series, list the series editor first, and then the volume editor to match the order of the title of the works.

Author Last Name, First Name (Year). Title of Chapter. In Editor Name (Series Ed.) &
      Volume Editor Name (Vol. Ed.), Title of series: Title of volume (Edition number, page
      numbers). City: Publisher.

Maccoby, E. E., & Martin, J. (1983). Socialization in the context of the family:
      Parent-child interaction. In P. H. Mussen (Series Ed.) & E. M. Hetherington (Vol.
      Ed.), Handbook of child psychology: Vol. 4. Socialization, personality, and social
(4th ed., pp. 1-101). New York: Wiley.

    Translated Article or Book:

If the original version of a non-English article or chapter is used as the source, cite the original version: Give the original title and, in brackets, the English translation.

Last Name, First Initial (Year). Original title [English title]. In Editor Name (Ed.), Title of
      entire work
(page numbers). City: Publisher.

Davydov, V. V. (1972). De introduction van get beg-rip grandmother in de steerer las van DE
      basis-school: Een experimenteel ondoerzoek [The introduction of the concept of
      quantity in the first grade of the primary school: An experimental study]. In C. F.
      Van Parreren & J. A. M. Carpay (Eds.), Psychopathology an get woord (pp.
      227-289). Groningen, The Netherlands: Welters-Noordhoff.

If the English translation of a non-English work is used, simply cite the English translation, giving the title without brackets. Identify the translator by placing the translator's name in parentheses, followed by "Trans.", after the editor's name.