APA – Books


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of work (ed.). Place of publication: Publisher.


Book by a single author (Publication Manual, 7.02.18)

Crister, G. (2004). Fat land: How Americans became the fattest people in the world. Boston: Houghton Mifflin.

Book by two to seven authors (Publication Manual, 6.27, 7.02)

Hamilton, J. M., & Krimsky, G. A. (1996). Hold the press: The inside story on newspapers. Baton Rouge: 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.). St. Louis: Mosby.

Book by a corporate author (Publication Manual, 6.27)

American Medical Association. (1998). Essential guide to asthma. New York: Pocket Books.

Book by an editor (Ed.) or editors (Eds.)(Publication Manual, 6.27)

Adshead, G., & Jacob C. (Eds.). (2009). Personality disorder: The definitive reader. London: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Johnson, A. G. (Ed.). (2000). The Blackwell dictionary of sociology: A user’s guide to sociological language (2nd ed.). Malden, MA: Blackwell.

Book with author and editor (Publication Manual, 6.27, 7.02)

Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K.V. Kukil (Ed.). New York: Anchor.

Translation (Publication Manual, 7.02.21, 26)

Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities. (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York: Dover. (Original work published 1814)

Edition (Publication Manual, 7.02.30)

Macionis, J. J. (2007). Sociology (11th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ.: Prentice Hall.

Book with no author (Publication Manual, 6.27, 7.02)

Collins quotation finder (Rev. ed.). (2001). Glasgow: Harper Collins.

Online book Publication Manual, 7.02.19-22)

Parts of Books:

Chapter in an edited book (Publication Manual, 7.02.21)

Hatt, B. (2007). Growing up as poor, white trash: Stories of where I come from. In J. A. Van Galen & G. W. Noblit (Eds.), Late to class: Social class and schooling in the new economy (pp. 19-28). Albany: State University of New York Press.

Excerpt from a book, reprinted in an anthology

Colon, J. (2003). Little things are big. In M. M. Watts (Ed.), College: We make the road by walking (pp. 90-91). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall. (Reprinted from A Puerto Rican in New York and other sketches, pp.115-117, 1982, New York: International Publishers).

Signed article in an encyclopedia (Publication Manual, 7.02.29-30)

Cleland, H. G. (2004). Child labor. In The encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 6, pp. 460-463). Danbury, CT: Grolier.

Unsigned article in an encyclopedia (Publication Manual, 7.02.29-30)

Highway speed limits, by state. (2008). In S. Janssen (Ed.), The world almanac and book of facts (p.78). New York: World Almanac Books.