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APA: Books, Brochures, and Book Chapters


APA Citations: Books and Parts of Books

FORMATS:

THE STANDARD ORDER:

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

EXAMPLES:

*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 book (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.

Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title. Retrieved from url

Author's Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title. doi:xxxx

Editor's Last Name, First Initial. (Ed.). (Year). Title Location:Publication.

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

Brochure

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 Company.

Last Name, First Initial. & Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In First Initial. Last Name (of 1st editor), First Initial. Last Name (of 2nd editor), & First Initial. Last Name (of 3rd editor) (Eds.), Title of Book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location:Publisher.

Last Name, First Initial. & Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In First Initial. Last Name (of 1st editor), First Initial. Last Name (of 2nd editor), & First Initial. Last Name (of 3rd editor) (Eds.), Title of Book (pp. xxx-xxx). Retrieved from url

Last Name, First Initial. & Last Name, First Initial. (Year). Title of chapter. In First Initial. Last Name (of 1st editor), First Initial. Last Name (of 2nd editor), & First Initial. Last Name (of 3rd editor) (Eds.), Title of Book (pp. xxx-xxx). doi:xxxxxx

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. (Ed.). (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: McGraw-Hill.

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). In First Initial. Last Name (Ed.), Title of Reference Work (# ed., Vol. #, pp. #). Location: Publisher.

Title. (Year). In Title of Reference work (# ed., Vol. #). Retrieved from url

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.

If a non-English reference work is used as a source, give the title in the original language and, in brackets, the English translation.

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.
Real Academia Espanola. (2001). Diccionario de la lengua espanola [Dictionary of the Spanish language] (22nd ed.). Madrid, Spain:Author. 

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.

Series

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 development (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.