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Writing and Citing: APA 6th Edition: E-Books

A guide to help users create citations using American Psychological Association Style, 6th edition.

EBooks with Authors

Single Author:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved from *date* URL

Example:

Duhigg, C. (2016). Smarter faster better: The transformative power of real productivity. Retrieved June 14, 2018 from http://tblc.overdrive.com

Two Authors:

Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. & Author Last Name, First Initial. Second
Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved *date* from URL

Example:

Treas, L. & Wilkinson, J. (2014). Basic nursing: Concepts, skills & reasoning. Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://www.r2library.com

Three and More Authors:

All the authors must be listed up to seven in the format of Author Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial., all separated by commas, with an ampersand before the last author. The rest of the citation is the same as single or two authors.

Example:

Gregory, D., Johnston, R., Pratt, G., Watts, M., & Whatmore, S. (2009). The dictionary of human geography. Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://ebookentral.proquest.com

NOTE: If more than seven authors, put down the first six, then an ellipsis (..), ampersand and last author.

EBooks without Authors

Books will usually have one or several authors. They can also be written by organization or government entity as authors, or an anthology of multiple authors, with an editor or multiple editors. Below are some examples of citing books without authors. 

Unknown Author

Book title: Subtitle. (Year). doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved *date* from  URL

Example:

Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary. (2003). Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://link.galegroup.com

Organization as Author

Name of Organization. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved *date* from  URL

Example:

American Bar Association. (2012). Immigration law sourcebook: A compendium of immigration-related law and policy documents. Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com

Note: Organization names are considered proper nouns, make sure they are capitalized in the title.

Edited Book, No Author

When a book has a single or multiple editors but no author, the editors get listed in the authors' spot.

Editor Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Eds.). (Year). Book Title: Subtitle. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved *date* from *date* URL

Example:

Bruccoli, M. J. & Garrett, G. (Eds.). (1997). Dictionary of literary biography yearbook. Retrieved June 17, 2018 from http://go.galegroup.com