(Publication Manual 10.2)
For Parts of Books, see next section.
Notes: Treat ebooks in the same way as similar printed books.
Omit database names unless it is the only way to access the item.
Book by a single author with no DOI
Crister, G. (2004). Fat land: How Americans became the fattest people in the world. Houghton Mifflin.
Book by a single author with a DOI
Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy .(2nd ed.). Houghton Mifflin. American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000092-000
Book with multiple authors
Hamilton, J. M., & Krimsky, G. A. (1996). Hold the press: The inside story on newspapers. Louisiana State University Press.
Wong, D. L., Hockenberry-Eaton, M., Wilson, D., Winkelstein, M. L., Ahmann, E., & DiVito-Thomas, P. A. (1999). Whaley & Wong’s nursing care of infants and children (6th ed.). Mosby.
Note: If there are more than 20 authors, use an ellipsis (but no ampersand) after the 19th author, and then add the final author’s name. For an example of a periodical article with more than 20 authors, see Wiskunde entry in Sample References List.
Book with a group author
American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596
Note: If the author and the publisher are the same, omit the publisher from the source element.
Book with an editor (Ed.) or editors (Eds.)
Johnson, A. G. (Ed.). (2000). The Blackwell dictionary of sociology: A user’s guide to sociological language (2nd ed.). Blackwell.
Adshead, G., & Jacob C. (Eds.). (2009). Personality disorder: The definitive reader. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Book with author and editor
Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals (K.V. Kukil, Ed.). Anchor.
Book republished in translation
Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). Dover. (Original work published 1814)
Book with unknown author
Collins quotation finder (Rev. ed.). (2001). Harper Collins.
Note: When a work does not have an author, start the reference with the title of the work. Use “Anonymous” in the author position only if the work is signed “Anonymous.”