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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.

Book with no Author

General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Book title [usually shortened], Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Book title [usually shortened], Year, page number)
 
      References:
      Book title: Subtitle. (Year). Place of Publication: Publisher.
  
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Merriam-Webster's, 2005)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Merriam-Webster's, 2005, p. 3)
 
      References:
      Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (11th ed.). (2005). Springfield,
            MA: Merriam-Webster.