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APA Format & Citation Style, 6th edition

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname [of Chapter or Article], Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname [of Chapter or Article], Year, page number)
 
      References (Quotation):
      Author Surname [of Chapter or Article], First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article
            or chapter title. In Editor First Initial. Second Initial. Surname (Ed.), Book title:
            Subtitle (pp. page range of article or chapter). Place of Publication: Publisher.
  
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
      (Lawrence & Dodds, 2003)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Lawrence & Dodds, 2003, p. 526)
 
      References:
      Lawrence, J. A., &  Dodds, A. E. (2003). Goal-directed activities and life-span
            development. In J. Valsiner & K. Connolly (Eds.), Handbook of developmental
            psychology (pp. 517-533). London, England: Sage Publications.