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APA 7th Edition: Books

This guide will help you simplify the APA citation style, which is primarily used by disciplines in the business, social sciences, health, and education fields. The official guide is published by the American Psychological Association.

Print Book

Book (Print)

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


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.


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 


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


(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 


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.

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


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


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,

Parenthetical citation: (Bell, 2006)  


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


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

Parenthetical citation: (Gold, 1999) 

Diagnostic Manual


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

Parenthetical citation: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013) 


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


Zalta, E. N. (Ed.). (2019). The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy (Summer 2019 ed.). Stanford University.

Parenthetical citation: (Zalta, 2019)