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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.

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:

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

https://plato.stanford.edu/archives/sum2019/

Parenthetical citation: (Zalta, 2019)