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College-wide APA Citation Guide: 7th Edition

Citing Books & Reference Works

10.2 Books and Reference Works  

Citation parts: Author or Editor - Date - Title - Publisher information - DOI or URL


20. Authored book with a DOI 

Beauvais, A., & Franks, E. (2019). Leadership and management competence in nursing practice:
Competencies, skills, decision-making. Springer Publishing Company.
Parenthetical citation: (Beauvais & Franks, 2019)
Narrative Citation: Beauvais and Frank (2019)


21. Authored book without a DOI (database or print)

Jones, K. H., Patterson, A. J., Beverly, W. T., Jackson, J. T., & Collins, D. B. (2017). The synthesis of
        amino acids in large rats. C & R Press.
Parenthetical citation: (Jones, Patterson, Beverly, Jackson, & Collins, 2017)
Narrative Citation: Jones, Patterson, Beverly, Jackson, and Collins  (2017) 


‚Äč22. Authored eBook (website)

Watson, J.D. (2011). The double helix: A personal account of the discovery of the structure of DNA. 
Parenthetical citation: (Watson, 2011)
Narrative Citation: Watson (2011)


25. Edited book without a DOI (database or print) 

Jones, A., Rodman, L.E., & Habstead, R. (Eds.). (2011). Essays on welding in the arts. Rutledge. 

Parenthetical citation: (Jones et al., 2011)
Narrative Citation: Jones et al. (2011)


26. Edited ebook or audiobook (website)

Simons, H. K. (Ed.). (2009). Essays on how to start a small business. C&C Printing.
Parenthetical citation: (Simons, 2011)
Narrative Citation: Simons (2011)


28/29. Book republished in translation

Mathus, A. (2013). Pythagorean theorem (G. Sharkey Ed. & Trans.). Lucid Press. (Original work
published 1913)
Parenthetical citation: (Mathus, 2011)
Narrative Citation: Mathus (2011)


33. Dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). dictionary. Retrieved January 21, 2020, from

Parenthetical citation: (Merriam-Webster, n.d.)
Narrative Citation: Merriam-Webster (n.d.)   


34. Anthology

Gonzalez, C., Chavoy, C., Noriega, C. & Romo, T. (Eds.). (2019). Chicano and Chicana art: A critical
anthology. Duke University Press. 
Parenthetical citation: (Gonzalez et al., 2019)
Narrative Citation: Gonzalez et al. (2019)