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APA Citation Style Guide: References Examples - Books

More than one resource by the same author

If you have more than one resource by the same author, arrange the items in chronological order beginning with the earliest publication.

If an author is listed as a single author and then also listed as the first author on another work with multiple authors, list the single authorship entries first.

Entries with the same first author but different subsequent authors are arranged alphabetically by the last name of the first different author.  

 

 

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Chapter

Dictionary

Encylcopedia

Examples

Book with One Author

Sedaris, D. (2008). When you are engulfed in flames. New York: Little, Brown and Co.

Book with 2 Authors

Wright, K. C., & Davie, J. F. (1991). Serving the disabled: A how-to-do-it manual for librarians. New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers.

Book with 3-7 authors

Nagasaki, M., Saito, A., Doi, A., Matsuno, H., & Miyano, S. (2009). Foundations of systems biology : Using cell illustrator and pathway databases. London: Springer.

More than 7 authors

Marschark, M., Leigh, G., Sapere, P., Burnham, D., Convertino, C., Stinson, M., . . . Noble, W. (2006). Benefits of sign language interpreting and text alternatives for deaf students' classroom learning. Journal of Deaf Studies & Deaf Education, 11(4), 421-437.

Book with a Corporate or Organizational author

International Association of Fire Chiefs. (2012). Live fire training : Principles and practice. Sudbury, Mass.: Jones & Bartlett.

Book with no author

Dosage calculations : An incredibly Easy! Workout (2009). . Philadelphia: Wolters Kluwer Health/Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Translation

Alighieri, D. (1955). The divine comedy (C. E. Norton Trans.). Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica.

Edition of a Book

Branan, C. (Ed.). (2005). Rules of thumb for chemical engineers : A manual of quick, accurate solutions to everyday process engineering problems (4th ed.). Boston: Elsevier.

Anthology or Collection of Essays

Mair, V. H., & Bender, M. (Eds.). (2011). The columbia anthology of chinese folk and popular literature. New York: Columbia University Press.

Work in an anthology

Ashe, F. (2009). The really big sleep: Jeffrey lebowski as the second coming of rip van winkle. In E. P. Comentale, & A. Jaffe (Eds.), The year's work in lebowski studies (pp. 41-57). Bloomington, IN: Indiana UP.

Article in Reference Book

Zambia. (2009). Geography of the world (). London: Dorling Kindersley Publishing, Inc.

Multivolume Work

Olson, C. (1975). In Boer C., Butterick G. F. (Eds.), The maximus poems. New York: Grossman Publishers.

Electronic book from a Database

Justice-Malloy, R., & Magelssen, S. (2011). Enacting history. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=cat01161a&AN=gray.668569&site=eds-live; http://site.ebrary.com/lib/lamar/Doc?id=10527786

Dissertations and Master’s Thesis

Alrayes, T. (2004). Attitudes of lamar university faculty toward deaf adults. Lamar University).

Dissertations and Master’s Thesis from a Database

Cayemitte, F. I. (2000). Contribution of the theory of complex numbers to the field of electrical engineering education and practice. (Ph.D., Columbia University). ProQuest Dissertations and Theses, Retrieved from http://search.proquest.com/docview/304623118?accountid=7043. (304623118).