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APA: Book & eBook with Editors: Explanation & Example

Guide to citing print book and digital book with editors.

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Elements that Make Up an APA Citation

 

Author(s):

There are no authors of individual chapters. 

Editor(s):

Smith, M. J., & Liehr, P. R. (Eds.). 

Publication date:
(2014).

Title of book is italicized:

Middle range theory for nursing.

If there is an edition other than the first:

(3rd ed.).

City & State the book is published in:

New York, NY: 

Publisher:

Springer Publishers

For eBook:

Retrieved from http://www.r2library.com.
 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

References Print Editor(s) Last Name, First & Middle Initial (Ed. or Eds.).  (Publication Date). Title (Ed. or Eds., vol.). City, State: Publisher.  Smith, M. J., & Liehr, P. R. (Eds.). (2014). Middle range theory for nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishers. eBook Editor(s) Last Name, First & Middle Initial (Ed. or Eds.).  (Publication Date). Title (Ed. or Eds.,  vol.,). City, State: Publisher. Retrieved from URL Smith, M. J., & Liehr, P. R. (Eds.). (2014). Middle range theory for nursing (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Springer Publishers. Retrieved from http://www.r2library.com

 

 

Examples of In-Text Citations

 

QUOTE “The vibrancy of theory is dependent on its use by scholars who critique and apply it, testing its relevancy to real-word practice and research” (Smith & Liehr, 2014, p. xv).    PARAPHRASE What keeps a nursing theory relevant is “its use by scholars who critique and apply it, testing its relevancy to real-word practice and research” (Smith & Liehr, 2014, p. xv).   Subsequent citation same paragraph: Middle range theory is growing in influence (p. xvi).  SUMMARY Smith & Liehr (2014) acknowledge that nursing theories survive and proliferate in relevancy when professionals use and test them (p. xv). Subsequent mention in same document: Smith & Liehr (2014) found middle range theories are gaining influence (p. xvi).
 

American Psychological Association, 6th edition.
7.02 Books, Reference Books & Book Chapers, pp. 202-205.

 

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