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APA 7: Books

Information Needed

  • Author(s)
  • Year
  • Title of work (italicized)
  • Publisher


How to Cite a Book

General Format of Book Citation

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher.

Book Reference Citation Examples

Book with one author

Jacob, H. E. (1944). Six thousand years of bread. Doubleday.

Book with one editor

Paikoff, R. L. (Ed.). (2018). Shared views in the family during adolescence. Jossey-Bass.

Book with two authors

Hay, P., & Mitchison, D. (2019). Eating disorders and obesity: The challenge for our times. Multidisciplinary Digital

            Publishing Institute.

Book with two editors

Lerman, H., & Urrutia Porter, N. (Eds.). (2018). Feminist ethics in psychotherapy. Springer Publishing Co.

Edition other than the first

Alanen, Y. O. (2018). Schizophrenia: Its origins and need-adapted treatment (2nd ed.). Taylor and Francis.

Chapter in an edited book

Lawrence, J. A., & Dodds, A. E. (2003). Goal-directed activities and life-span development. In J. Valsiner & K. Connolly (Eds.),

            Handbook of developmental psychology (pp. 517-533). SAGE Publications.

Chapter in an edited book, edition other than the first

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects:

            Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

Book in which the publisher and author are the same (omit publisher)

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


Freud, S. (2010). The interpretation of dreams: The complete and definitive text (J. Strachey, Ed. & Trans.). Basic Books. (Original work published 1900)

             In-text citation for reprints Freud (1900/2010)

eBook with DOI

Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association.

eBook without a DOI

Christian, B., & Griffiths, T. (2016). Algorithms to live by: The computer science of human decisions. Henry Holt and Co.

Audiobook with URL (include narrator after title)

Cain, S. (2012). Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can’t stop talking (K. Mazur, Narr.) [Audiobook]. Random

          House Audio.

One volume of a multi-volume work

Fiske, S. T., Gilbert, D. T., & Lindzey, G. (2010). Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., Vol. 1). John Wiley & Son

Adapted from American Psychological Association publication manual (7th ed.).