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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.

Edition of a Book other than the First

Second edition = 2nd ed.
Third edition = 3rd ed.
Fourth edition = 4th ed.
Revised edition = Rev. ed.
   

General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page number)
 
      References:
      Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle (edition).
            Place of Publication: Publisher.
  
Example
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Harris, 2001)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Harris, 2001, p. 50)
 
      References:
      Harris, L. A. (2001). Canadian copyright law (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: McGraw Hill
    Ryerson.