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APA Citation - South Bend-Elkhart: Books: Online

E-Book Citation

An e-book citation follows the same rules as a print book citation except that the electronic retrieval statement (URL) takes the place of publisher and location. URL is the main publisher URL only.

E-Book Example


E-book citation


Poole, M.S., & Van de Ven, A.H. (Eds.) (2004). Handbook of organizational change and innovation. Retrieved from


Here is an example of a book with DOI: 


McCarver, P.L.(2001). History of New England honey bees.  doi:10.1036/0071393722

For additional information see the APA Publication Manual, pp. 202-206 

Electronic Encyclopedia



Last Name, First Initial(s). (Year). Title of encylopedia entry. In Title of Encyclopedia.  Retrieved from URL of entry

E-book Chapters



Kahn, R. (2007). Movements, Environmental. In Encyclopedia of Environment and Society. Retrieved from                    


 (For additional information see APA Publication Manual, pp. 205 #30)

Encyclopedias:  If multiple editions of the encyclopedia have been published for years, you do not need to include all of the publication information. Include the edition number, publication year, and format (Print or Web). If there are multiple volumes, include the specific volume number that was used.