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APA 6th Edition Referencing: APA Guide eBooks

This is a Wintec guide to help you with referencing in the American Psychological Association (APA) style.

APA Guide—eBooks

Below is an example of how to reference an eBook, indicating all the different sections needed:

Example—reference list entry 

Fox, W. (2006). Theory of general ethics: Human relationships, nature, and the built environment. Retrieved from ProQuest eBook Central database.

Example—in-text citation

Fox (2006) states … (p. 53). 
(Fox, 2006, p. 53).

What information do I need to create a reference for an eBook?

The following elements may be required to create a reference list entry for an eBook

Author Author(s)
Corporate author
No author
Publication year Year
No date (n.d.). 
Title Book title: Subtitle (italicised, sentence case)
Chapter title: Subtitle (when referencing a chapter in an edited eBook)
Retrieval information Name of database/eBook collection
Retrieved from URL
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