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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.

A Translation

General Format Book (page 204-205)

Example Book Chapter (Reprinted English Translation)

      In-Text Citation:
      (Piaget, 1970/1988)
 
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):      
      (Piaget, 1970/1988, p. 12)
 
Reference Book Chapter: (Reprinted English translation in a book chapter - see page 204)
Piaget, J. (1988). Extracts from Piaget's theory (G. Gellerier & J. Langer, Trans.). In K. Richardson & S. Sheldon (Eds.). Cognitive development to adolescence: A reader (pp. 3-18). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (Reprinted from Manual of child psychology, pp. 703-732, by  L. Carmichael & P.H. Mussen, Ed., 1970, New York, NY: Wiley)
 
Example Book (Non-English work provide the title in the original language and in brackets the English translation)
Kafka, F., & Höfle, P. (2012). Das Urteil und andere Erzählungen: Text und Kommentar [The verdict and other narratives: text and commentary].Frankfurt a.M: Suhrkamp.