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APA Guide

About Citing Books

In the box below, you will find examples of references and in-text citations for each source. Select the type of book you are citing using the tabs.


In-text citation examples shown are for paraphrases and summaries (Author-Date pattern). When citing a direct quote, you will also need to include either a page number or paragraph number (Author-Date-# pattern). Visit the In-Text Citations tab to the left for more information!

Remember:

  1. ‚ÄčIn-text citations are located within the text of your paper and references are located in the references page at the end of your paper.
  2. References use a hanging indent. Click here for more information!
  3. References are double spaced. 

If your book has more than one author, click here.

If your book is missing an author, date, or title, click here.

Book Citations - Select the type of book you are citing from the tabs below