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APA Citation - South Bend-Elkhart: Books: In print

Opposing Viewpoints Book Series

Essay or other material reprinted in a book/anthology like the Opposing Viewpoints Series:

Norton, R. (2010). White-collar criminals should be given

        lighter sentences. In C. Fisanick (Ed.), Crime and

        criminals: Opposing viewpoints (pp. 109-118). Detroit,

        MI: Gale. (Reprinted from Let's reform those

        draconian sentencing guidelines, by R. Norton,

        January/February 2008, Corporate Board Member.)

The Bible and Other Classical Works

Classical works (such as the Bible, Qur’an)  (Publication Manual, p. 178)

Do not include classical works such as the Bible, Qur’an or ancient Greek and Roman works in the reference list. Cite the work in the text.

Books: In Print

Typical book entry -- single author

Black, W. R. (2010) Sustainable transportation: Problems and
         solutions, New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Publishing information - Spell out the publishing names of associations and university presses, but omit superfluous terms such as "Publishers," "Co.," or "Inc." If two or more locations are given, give the location listed first or the publisher's home office. When the publisher is a university and the name of the state (or province) is included in the university name, do not repeat the name of the state/province in the publisher location. When the author and publisher are identical, use the word "Author" as the name of the publisher.

American Psychiatric Association. (1994). Diagnostic and statistical manual of

         mental disorders: DSM-IV-TR (4th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Multiple authors

  • When a work has up to (and including) seven authors, cite all authors. When a work has eight or more authors cite the first six, then insert three ellipses, and add the last author’s name.  

Festinger, L., Riecken, H., & Schachter, S. (1956). When prophecy fails

       Minneapolis: University of Minnesota Press.

Roeder, K., Howdeshell, J., Fulton, L., Lochhead, M., Craig, K.,

        Peterson, R., ...Applin, M. (1967). Nerve cells and insect behavior:

        A manual. Cambridge, MA:   Harvard University Press.

Corporate authorship

Institute of Financial Education. (1982). Managing personal funds. Chicago: 


No author identified

Experimental psychology. (1938). New York: Holt.

Citing items in an anthology/chapter in edited book

Rubenstein, J. P. (1967). The effect of television violence on small children. In

       B.F. Kane (Ed.), Television and juvenile psychological development

       (pp. 112-134). New York: American Psychological Society.

Reprinted or republished chapter

Freud, S. (1961). The ego and the id. In J. Strachey (Ed. and Trans.),

         The standard edition of the complete psychological works of Sigmund

         Freud (Vol. 19, pp. 3-66). London: Hogarth Press. (Original work

         published 1923)

  • Following the entry, enclose "Original work published" in parentheses, noting the original date.

Chapter in a volume in a series

Maccoby, E. E., & Martin, J. (1983). Socialization in the context of the

         family: Parent-child interaction. In P. H. Mussen (Series Ed.) & E. M.

         Hetherington (Vol. Ed.), Handbook of Child Psychology: Vol. 4.

         Socialization, personality, and social development (pp. 1-101). New

         York: Wiley.

  • In regularly published series with subtitles that change regularly, the series title is uppercase and the subtitle is lowercase, as in a book title.

Citing multivolume works

Wilson, J. G., & Fraser, F. C. (Eds.). (1977-1978). Handbook of teratology

       (Vols. 1-4). New York: Plenum Press.

  • In listing a multivolume work, the publication dates should be inclusive for all volumes. The volumes should be identified, in parentheses, immediately following the book title. Do not use a period between the title and the parenthetical information; close the entire title, including the volume information, with a period.

Edited collections

Higgins, J. (Ed.). (1988). Psychology. New York: Norton.


Grice, H. P., & Gregory, R. L. (Eds.). (1968). Early language development.

      New York: McGraw-Hill.

Citing specific editions of a book

Brockett, O. (1987). History of the theater (5th ed.). Boston: Allyn and Bacon.

  • Immediately after the book's title, note the edition information in parentheses (for example, "5th ed." or "rev. ed."). Do not use a period between the title and the parenthetical information.

Translated works

Freud, S. (1970) An outline of psychoanalysis (J. Strachey, Trans.). New York:

       Norton. (Original work published 1940)

  • The original publication date is the last portion of the entry and should be in parentheses with the note "Original work published" followed by the date.


Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (1991). A motivational approach to self:

        Integration in personality. In R. Dienstbier (Ed.), Nebraska

        Symposium on Motivation: Vol. 38. Perspectives on Motivation

        (pp. 237-288). Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press.


Cynx, J., Williams, H., & Nottebohm, F. (1992). Hemispheric

         differences in avian song discrimination. Proceedings of

         the National Academy of Sciences 89, 1372-1375.