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APA 7th Edition Referencing Guide1

A Wintec Library guide to referencing in APA 7th edition style

Referencing a book with one author

The example below shows how to reference a book with one author and indicates the different elements needed.

Author, A. (Copyright date). Title in italic sentence case: Subtitle in italic sentence case (edition information if applicable.). Publisher.

Jones, R. (2007). Nursing leadership and management: Theories, processes and practice (3rd ed.). F. A. Davis. 


Examples

Reference list entry

Jones, R. (2007). Nursing leadership and management: Theories, processes and practice. F. A. Davis.

In-text citations

Narrative
Jones (2007) argues that ... (p. 182).

Parenthetical
... (Jones, 2007, p. 182).


Referencing a book with two authors

The example below shows how to reference a book with two authors and indicates the different elements needed.

Author, A., & Author, A. (Copyright date). Title in italic sentence case: Subtitle in italic sentence case. Publisher.

Dawson, J., & Lucas, R. (1993). Lifestyles of New Zealand forest plants. Victoria University Press. 


Examples

Reference list entry

Dawson, J., & Lucas, R. (1993). Lifestyles of New Zealand forest plants. Victoria University Press.

In-text citations

Narrative
Dawson and Lucas (1993) argues that ... (p. 12).

Parenthetical
... (Dawson & Lucas, 1993, p. 12).


What information do I need to reference a book?

The following elements may be required to create a reference list entry for a print book:

Element Detail
Author Author(s)
Corporate or Group Author
Date Year
No date (n.d.).
Title

Book title: Subtitle
Chapter title (for edited books)

Volume &/or
edition numbers

Volume number
Edition number (2nd upwards)
Page range (pp.)

Source Name of Publisher(s)