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Books, Brochures, and Book Chapters

This section includes all forms of citations for both print and electronic books. Below is the most basic format for a book. If multiple authors are listed, separate with commas after the initials and place an ampersand (&) before the final author. (Author, A. A., & Author, B. B.)

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

  • Single Author

Lovecraft, H. P. (1973). Supernatural horror in literature. New York, NY: Dover Publications.

  • Two to Seven Authors

Reese, J. B., Urry, L. A., Cain, M. L., Wasserman, S. A., Minorsky, P. V., & Jackson, R. B. (2008) Campbell Biology (9th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Benjamin Cummings.

  • Eight or More Authors
    When there are eight or more authors, list the first six authors, followed by an ellipsis, and then the final author. All others are omitted.

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., Author, C. C., Author, D. D., Author, E. E., Author, F. F., . . . Author, J. J. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher.

  • Editor as Author
    For a single editor use (Ed.).

Editor, E. E., & Editor, F. F. (Eds.). (Year). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

  • Article or Chapter in a Book/Anthology
    • The edition number is included in this example because the online dictionary refers to the print version of the dictionary.
    • If the series has volumes with subtitles that change, only the subtitle is lowercased. The series title is capitalized like a normal title.

Davis, K. E., Kirkpatrick, L. A., Levy, M. B., & O’Hearn, R. E. (1994). Stalking the elusive love styles: Attachment styles, love styles, and relationship development. In R. Erber & R. Gilmour (Eds.), Theoretical frameworks for personal relationships (179-210). Hillsdale, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum.

  • Later Edition of a Book

Ramage, J. D., Bean, J. C., & Johnson, J. (2010). Writing arguments: A rhetoric with readings (8th ed.). New York, NY: Longman.

  • Electronic Version of a Print Book

Reese, J. B., Urry, L. A., Cain, M. L., Wasserman, S. A., Minorsky, P. V., & Jackson, R. B. (2008) Campbell Biology (9th ed.) [Kindle version]. Retrieved from http://www. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B006MKVKZ6

  • Electronic-Only Book

American Psychological Association. (2012). APA style guide to electronic references. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Style-Guide-Electronic-References-ebook/dp/B008674FW8

  • Electronic Version of Republished Book

Freud, S. (1953). Psychopathology of everyday life. In A. A. Brill (Ed, & Trans.), The basic writings of Sigmund Freud. Retrieved from http://books.google.com/books (Original work published 1938)

  • Book, "Jr." in Name

Mitchell, T. R., & Larson, J. R., Jr. (1987). People in organizations: An introduction to organizational behavior (3rd ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill.

  • Author Same as Publisher

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychologial Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

  • Book, No Author or Editor

Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (11th ed.). (2004). Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.

  • Book, Revised Edition

Levitt, S. D., & Dubner, S. J. (2006) Freakonomics: A rouge economists explores the hidden side of everything (Rev. ed.). New York, NY: HarperCollins.

  • Several Volumes in a Multivolume Edited Work

Boydston, J. A. (Ed.). (1980–1984). John Dewey: The Later Works (Vols. 5–7). Carbondale, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

  • Encyclopedia or Dictionary

Alderton, D. (2008). Encyclopedia of aquarium and pond fish. London, England: Dorling Kindersley.

  • Entry in an Online Encyclopedia or Dictionary

Zieve, D., Slon, S., & Wang, N. (Eds.). (2013). General anesthesia. A. D. A. M. medical encyclopedia: Medline plus. Retrieved from http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/encyclopedia.html

  • Entry in an Online Encyclopedia or Dictionary, No Author or Editor

Immaculate. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster's online dictionary (11th ed.). Retrieved from http://www.m-w.com/dictionary/immaculate

  • Non-English Book, Title Translated into English

Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. (1951). La genèse de l'idée de hasard chez l'enfant [The origin of the idea of chance in the child]. Paris: Presses Universitaires de France.

  • English Translation of a Book

Tolstoy, L. (1994). War and peace. (C. Gernett, Trans.). New York, NY: Random House. (Original work published in 1869).

  • Brochure, Corporate Author
    If the publisher is the same as the author, you can put Author in place of the publisher information.

Full Name of Corporate Author. (Year). Title of brochure [Brochure]. Location: Publisher.

  • Chapter in a Volume in a Series, Series and Volume Editors

Aristotle. (2004). Book I. In P Negri (Series Ed.), & J. Bak (Volume Ed.). The Works of Aristotle: Rhetoric. (3rd ed., W. R. Roberts, Trans.). New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published 1924).

  • Electronic Version of Book Chapter in a Volume in a Series
    If there are page numbers of the section, include them as well in the parentheses as pp. ##–##. If there is a DOI then use that in place of retrieved from.

Aristotle. (2004). Book I. In P Negri (Series Ed.), & J. Bak (Volume Ed.). The Works of Aristotle: Rhetoric. (3rd ed., W. R. Roberts, Trans.). Retrieved from http://www.amazon.com/Rhetoric-Dover-Thrift-Editions-ebook/dp/B00A73FCYO

  • Non-English Reference Book, Title Translated into English

Author, A. A. (Year) Untranslated title of book [Translated title of book]. Location: Publisher.

  • English Translation of an Article or Chapter in a Book, Reprinted from Another Source
    You will, in essence, be citing two different books together.

Author, A. A. (Year). Title of article or chapter (A. B. Name, Trans.). In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Name of book (pp. #–#). Location: Publisher. (Reprinted from Original title, pp. #–#, by E. E. Editor, Ed., Year, Location: Publisher).