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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: E-Books

A guide to help users create citations using APA (American Psychological Association) style, 6th edition.

Helpful Tip!

 

When citing a chapter in an online book such as Google Books use a chapter or section identifier and provide a URL that links directly to the chapter section, not the home page of the Web site.

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.

E-Book (p. 203)

General Format 
 
      In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
      (Author Surname, Year)
     
      In-Text Citation (Quotation):
      (Author Surname, Year, page number)
 
      References: Whole Book
      Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle [Version].
            doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved date from URL of the home page of the e-book
            provider.
      
       References: Chapter
       
Author, A. A. (Year Published). Name of Chapter/Article. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.),
      Name of Book
[Version]. doi:xx.xxxxxxxxx OR Retrieved (date) from URL of
      the home page of the e-book provider.
  
Example
 
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (Ochs, 2004)
 
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Ochs, 2004, p. 55)
 
      References: Whole Book
      Ochs, S. (2004). A history of nerve functions: From animal spirits to molecular
            mechanisms [ebrary Reader version]. Retrieved September 1, 2011 from
            http://www.ebrary.com/corp/
     
       References: Chapter
      
Ochs, S. (2004). Introduction to molecular mechanisms. In A history of nerve
            functions: From animal spirits to molecular
mechanisms [ebrary Reader version].
           Retrieved September 1, 2011 from http://www.ebrary.com/corp/

E-Readers

Example:

Skolnik, R. (2008). Essentials of global health [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from Amazon.com


OR use the DOI number

 

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