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APA Style 7th Edition


Basic Format for Books

1 Author : 

Author Surname / Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for 

     subtitle. Publisher

2 Authors :

Author, A. A. & Author, B. B.  (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher

With Edition :

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year or publication)Title of book (edition). Publisher.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book :

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book

     (pages of chapter). Publisher.


Source Type Reference List

In-Text Citations

(Parenthetical &Narrative)

1 Author

Jackson, L. M. (2019). The psychology of prejudice: From

     attitudes to social action. (2nd ed.). American

     Psychological Association.

Sapolsky, R. M. (2017). Behave: The biology of humans at

     our best and worst. Penguin Books.

(Jackson, 2019)

Jackson (2019)



(Sapolsky, 2017)

Sapolsky (2017)

Book published with new foreword by another author.

Kübler-Ross, E. (with Byock, I.). (2014). On death & dying:

     What the dying have to teach doctors, nurses, clergy &

     their own families. (50th anniversary ed.). Scribner.

     (Original work published 1969)

(Kübler-Ross, 1969/2014)

Kübler-Ross (1969/2014)

Anonymous Author

Anonymous. (2000). Maximum Security (3rd ed.). Prentice



Note : In your reference list, include such titles in your alphabetical listing as if 'Anonymous' were a true name.

(Anonymous, 2000)

Anonymous (2000)

Edited Book (Without Author/Authors)

Leitch, M. G., & Rushton, C. J. (Eds.). (2019). A new

     companion to Malory. D. S. Brewer.

Kesharwani, P. (Ed.). (2020). Nanotechnology based

     approaches for tuberculosis treatment. Academic Press.

Torino, G. C., Rivera, D. P., Capodilupo, C. M., Nadal, K. L., &

     Sue, D. W. (Eds.). (2019). Microaggression theory: 

     Influence and implications. John Wiley & Sons.

(Leitch & Rushton, 2019)

Leitch and Rushton (2019


(Keshwarni, 2020)

Keshwarni (2020)


(Torino et al., 2019)

Torino et al. (2019)

Edited Book (With Author/Authors)

Austen, J. (2005). Mansfield Park (J. Wiltshire, Ed.).

     Cambridge University Press. (Original work published


(Austen, 1814/2005)

Austen (1814/2005)

A Translation

Castro, F. (2008). My life (A. Hurley, Trans.). Dover. (Original

     work published 2006).

Cho, N.-J. (2020). Kim Jiyoung, Born 1982: A Novel (J.

     Chang, Trans.). Liveright. (Original work published 2016).


Note : When you cite a republished work in your text, it should appear with both dates.

Piaget, J., & Inhelder, B. (1966). La psychologie del’enfant

     [The psychology of the child]. Quadrige.

(Castro, 2006/2008)

Castro (2006/2008)


(Cho, 2016/2020)

Cho (2016/2020)





(Piaget & Inhelder, 1966)

Piaget and Inhelder (1966)


*Only for 2nd edition onwards.

Belcher, W. (2019). Writing your journal article in twelve

     weeks: A guide to academic publishing success (2nd ed.).

     University of Chicago Press.

Harris, L. A. (2001). Canadian copyright law. (3rd ed.).

     McGraw Hill Ryerson.

(Belcher, 2019)

Belcher (2019)



(Harris, 2001)

Harris (2001)

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Armstrong, D. (2019). Malory and character. In M. G. Leitch &

     C. J. Rushton (Eds.), A new companion to Malory (pp.

     144-163). D. S. Brewer.


Note: When you list the pages of the chapter or essay in parentheses after the book title, use "pp." before the numbers: (pp. 1-21).

(Armstrong, 2019)

Armstrong (2019)

Multivolume Work

Levinson, D. & Ember, M. (Eds.). (1996). Encyclopedia of

     cultural anthropology (Vols. 1-4). Henry Holt.

David, A., & Simpson, J. (Eds.). (2006). The Norton anthology

     of English literature: The Middle Ages (8th ed., Vol. A). W.

     W. Norton and Company.


Note : Use Vol. for a single volume and Vols. for multiple volumes.

(Levinson & Ember, 1996)

Levinson and Ember (1996)


(David & Simpson, 2006)

David and Simpson (2006)