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APA Citation Style (7th ed.): Citing a Book or Book Chapter

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Basic Format: Book

four books on a bookshelf    Basic Format:
    Author, A.A. (Year). Title of book. Publisher. https://doi.org/XXXX


 

1. Author(s). Note: List each author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name.
2. (Year).
3. Title of the book. Note: For works that stand alone (e.g. books, reports), italicize the title. Only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns.
4. (Edition). Note: If there is an edition or volume, include it in parentheses and use abbreviations of ed. or vol.
5. Publisher. Note: You do not need to include the publisher location or databases where you retrieved it.
6. DOI If the book includes a DOI, include it in the reference after the publisher name. Note: If the book doesn't have a DOI and is an ebook from an academic database, end the reference after the publisher name. 

Schmidt, N.A., & Brown, J. M. (2019). Evidence-based practice for nurses: Appraisal and application of research. (4th ed.).
      Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Book Citation: Edited Book

Basic Format:

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (Year). Title of book. (Edition). Publisher.

Peate, I., & Wild, K. (Eds.). (2018). Nursing Practice: Knowledge and care. (2nd ed.). Wiley.

Book Chapter with Editor(s)

When citing information from a book chapter, the citation will include information about the book chapter as well as the entire book.  Make sure you have included all of the required elements.

1. Author(s). Note: List each chapter author's last name and initials as Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. Use an ampersand (&) before the final author's name.
2. 
(Year).
3. 
Title of the chapter. Note: For works that are part of a greater whole (e.g. articles, chapter), use sentence case. Only the first word of the title and subtitle and proper nouns are capitalized.
4. 
In Editor(s), Note: List each editor's last name and initials as A. A. Editor, B. B. Editor, & C. C. Editors, include (Ed.) or (Eds.) in parentheses, and end with a comma.
5. 
Title of the book Note: For works that stand alone (e.g. books, reports), italicize the title. Only capitalize the first word of the title and subtitle and any proper nouns.
6. 
(pp.xx-xx).
7. 
Publisher. Note: You do not need to include the publisher location or databases where you retrieved it.

Simonds, B. (2012). Methodists (Wesleyans). In Taylor, E.J. (Ed.), Religion: A clinical guide for nurses (pp. 197-203).
     Springer Publishing Company, LLC.