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Referencing and assignment writing: Books, Reference books

Books and Reference books

WHO. (WHEN). WHAT. WHERE.

 

The American Psychological Association has produced a Quick reference guide to the 7th edition that outlines how to reference books, book chapters and journal/periodical articles.

 

For books, including reference books, use the following template. Omit any element that is missing or does not apply. It is not necessary to note the format (e.g. audiobook, e-book, kindle, etc) unless there are differences between the print and other versions (e.g., different year of publication, content is abridged).

Who (Role). (When). What. Where. DOI or URL

 

Authored book

In-text:              (Lilienfeld et al., 2018)     OR       ...is explained in Lilienfeld et al. text on this topic (2018)...

Reference list:     Lilienfeld, S. O., Lynn, S. J., & Namy, L. L. (2018). Psychology: from inquiry to understanding. Pearson.

 

Edited book

In-text:                (Hargreaves & North, 1997)      OR      ...Hargreaves and North noted that...(1997).

Reference list:       Hargreaves, D. J., & North, A. C. (Eds.). (1997). The social psychology of music. Oxford University Press.

 
Reference book (dictionary, encyclopaedia)

 

In-text:                 (Longe, 2018)      OR      ...Longe.....(2018).

Reference list:        Longe, J. L. (Ed.). (2016). The Gale encyclopedia of psychology (3rd ed.). Gale, Cengage Learning. 

 

Style manual

If you cannot find a specific example of what you are looking for, use the complete APA manual.

APA Style - Quick Reference Guide

Reference list abbreviations

(APA, 2020, pp. 306-307)

Abbreviation

edition

ed.

Revised edition

Rev. ed.

second edition   

2nd ed.

Editor (editors)

Ed. (Eds.)

Translator(s)

Trans.

no date

n.d.

page (pages)

p. (pp.)

Volume (Volumes)

Vol. (Vols.)

Number

No.

Part

Pt.

Technical Report

Tech. Rep.

Supplement

Suppl.