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APA Referencing: How do I reference a book?

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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

Author(s)
Corporate author
Editor(s)
No author

2. Publication year

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

 

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