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Referencing Guide: Books

Information on standardised methods to give credit to the source of your ideas in your work.

APA - Books Examples

Edited Book:

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Editor last name (year of publication)….

 OR

 ….this is evident (Editor last name, year of publication, page number).

 Add page number for direct quotes. If page number is not available provide paragraph   number. 

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Miller (2013)…..

 OR

 ….this is evident (Miller, 2013, p. 71).

Reference list

(Format)

 Editor, A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of book (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference list

(Example)

 Miller, D (Ed.). (2013). Pakistan. Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Print Book (single author):

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author last name (year of publication)…..

 OR

 …..is evident (Author last name, year of publication, page number).

 Add page number for direct quotes. If page number is not available provide paragraph number. Page   number is not required for paraphrasing.

In-text citation

(Example)

 

 According to Hoang (2014)…..

 OR

 ….is evident (Hoang, 2014, p. 71).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A. (year of publication). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher.

Reference list

(Example)

Books/Edited Books (with 2 authors):

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author and Author (year of publication)

 OR

 ….is evident (Author & Author, year of publication, page number).

 Cite both authors each time the reference occurs.

In-text citation

Example

 According to Bohlmeijer and Hulsbergen (2018)…..

 OR

 …..is evident (Bohlmeijer & Hulsbergen, 2018, p.14).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A., & Author B. (year of publication). Book title (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference list

(Example)

 Bohlmeijer, E., & Hulsbergen, M. (2018). Using positive psychology every day: Learn how to flourish.   New York: Routledge.

 

Books/Edited Books (with 3, 4 or 5 authors):

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author, Author and Author (year of publication)…..

 OR

 .…is evident (Author, Author & Author, 2018, page number).

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Aron, Coups and Aron (2011)……

 OR

 …..is evident (Aron, Coups, & Aron, 2011, p. 10).

 Cite all authors the first time the reference occurs. For any subsequent citations include only   the surname of the first author followed by et al., and the year (as well as page numbers for a   direct quote), e.g.

 According to Aron et al. (2011)….

 OR

 ….is evident (Aron et al., 2011, p. 10).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A., Author B., & Author., C. (year of publication). Book title. Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference list

(Example)

 Aron, Arthur., Coups, E., & Aron, Elaine. (2011). Statistics for the behavioural and social sciences:  A   brief course. Boston: Pearson.

Chapter in Print Book:

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author & Author (year of publication)

 OR

 ….is evident (Author & Author, year of publication, page number).

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Kerr & Nikitin (2013)…

 OR

 ….is evident (Kerr & Nikitin, 2013, p. 94).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A., & Author, B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor (Eds), Title of book (pp. xxx-   xxx). Location of publication: Publisher.

Reference list

(Example)

 Kerr, P., & Nikitin, M. (2013). Continued instability in Pakistan could threaten its nuclear safeguards. In   D. Miller (Ed), Pakistan (pp. 93-100). Detroit: Greenhaven Press.

Electronic Book:

In-text citation

(Format)

 According to Author & Author (year of publication)…..

 OR

 ….is evident (Author & Author, year of publication, page number)

In-text citation

(Example)

 According to Casper and Williams (2010)….

 OR

 ….is evident (Casper & Williams, 2010, p.12).

Reference list

(Format)

 Author, A., & Author, B. (year of publication). Title of book (edition). Retrieved from URL

 OR

 Author, A., & Author, B, (year of publication). Title of book (edition). doi:xxxx

Reference list

(Example)

 Casper, J., & Williams, D. (2010). Climate management: Solving the problem. Retrieved     from  https://ebooks.infobase.com/e_ViewEbook.aspx?ISBN=9781438127422