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APA Citation Style Guide


Book with One Author

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

Book with up to 20 Authors (List all)

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

Book with a Corporate or Organizational author

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

Book with no author

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


Alighieri, D. (1955). The divine comedy (C. E. Norton Trans.). 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.). Elsevier.

Anthology or Collection of Essays

Mair, V. H., & Bender, M. (Eds.). (2011). The Columbia anthology of Chinese folk and popular literature. 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).  Indiana UP.

Article in Reference Book

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

Multivolume Work

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

Electronic book from a Database (No difference from print books)

Justice-Malloy, R., & Magelssen, S. (2011). Enacting history. University of Alabama Press.

Dissertations and Master’s Theses

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 (Publication No. 304623118) [Doctoral dissertation, Columbia University]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses Global.