APA In-Text and Reference Citations for Books (Print)

In-Text Citations             


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Quotation                                                                                     (Martinez, 2009, p. 3)                                                Martinez (2009) said, “The way to learn APA is to use a guide as a cross-reference” (p. 3).                                               


(Martinez, 2009) Martinez (2009) said APA does not need to be memorized.

Reference citation for a book

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Martinez, D. L. (2009). Writing with a sense of humor. Chicago, IL: Sigglegurl Press, Inc.

Reference citation for a chapter in a book


Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx). Location: Publisher.

Boone, J. (2008). Writer’s block demystified. In K. Clements (Ed.), Writers write right (pp. 23-37). New York, NY: Genius, Inc.

Reference citation for an  edited book such as an anthology

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Clements, K. C. (Ed.). (2010). Writing on the wrong side of the tracks. San Francisco, CA: Uptight Publications.

Reference citation for reference book

Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

Pickle, M. (Ed.). (2009). Dictionary of medical terminology. Tacoma, WA: ACE Press.