APA Referencing: How do I reference a book?

Reference Example

book reference


In-text citation example

(Inkson & Kolb, 2002)


What information do I need to create a reference for a book?

Elements that may be required to create a reference for a book are as follows:

1. Author

Corporate author
No author

2. Publication year

No date (n.d.)

3. Title

Book title / subtitle
Chapter in an edited book

4. Retrieval Information

Publishing location and publisher

Additional information

Edition number
Edited book page range


How do I reference a book using EndNote?



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EIT APA Referencing Guides

APA Referencing Guide - Examples
APA Referencing Guide - Instructions
APA Referencing: A Brief Guide

Official APA Referencing Website
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