Author. (Publication Date). Title of Book. [Ebook version, if applicable]. Available/Retrieved from URL
General ebook example:
Entire book from an online library
Worell, J., & Goodheart, C.D. (2006). Handbook of girls and women's psychological health. Retrieved from
Provide the homepage of the online library -- Google Books, Ebrary, Netlibrary, etc., rather than the full URL. Books are easily available by search and some sites require log-in credentials.
E-book available via direct link
Martin, B. (1998). Information liberation. Retrieved from http://www.uow.edu.au/arts/sts/bmartin/pubs/98il/ilall.html
E-book from E-book readers
Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com
In-text citation: When a page number is not available, use chapter/section/paragraph number instead. For example:
One of the author’s main points is that “people don’t rise from nothing” (Gladwell, 2008, Chapter 1, Section para 5)
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Note: For "Location," you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY).
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication.
Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor.
New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.
Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities. (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.).
New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published 1814)
Note: When you cite a republished work, like the one above, in your text, it should appear with both dates: Laplace (1814/1951).
Helfer, M. E., Kempe, R. S., & Krugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child (5th ed.).
Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
IMPORTANT: DO NOT FORGET TO INDENT AFTER THE FIRST LINE.
APA Publication Manual, 6th ed.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
Note: When you list the pages of the chapter or essay in parentheses after the book title, use "pp." before the numbers: (pp. 1-21). This abbreviation, however, does not appear before the page numbers in periodical references, except for newspapers.
Example - Print:
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and
transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.
Example - Electronic:
Godfrey, K. (2006). The 'development origins' hypothesis: Epidemiology. In P. Gluckman & M. Hanson (Eds.), Developmental
origins of health and disease (pp 6-32). http://dx.doi.org/10.1017.CB09780511544699.003
Example - Print
Wiener, P. (Ed.). (1973). Dictionary of the history of ideas (Vols. 1-4). New York, NY: Scribner's.
Example - Electronic
Strong, E. K., Jr., & Uhrbrock, R. S. (1923). Bibliography on job analysis. In L. Outhwaite (Series Ed.), Personnel Research Series:
Vol. 1. Job analysis and the curriculum (pp. 140-146). Http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/10762-000
APA Publication Manual, 6th ed.