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APA Style

Authored or edited book with a DOI

Author(s). (Year). Title of book in italics. Publisher. DOI

Example:

Bowen, J. (2017). Religions in practice: An approach to the anthroplogy of religion. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781315411095

In-text citation: (Bowen, 2017)

Authored book without a DOI, from most academic research databases or print

Author(s). (Year). Title of book in italics. Publisher.

Example

Petrossian, G. A. (2019). The last fish swimming: The global crime of illegal fishing. ABC-CLIO.

In-text citation: (Petrossian, 2019)

Diagnostic Manual (DSM-5)

Entire DSM 5

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596 

In-text citation with abbreviation included: Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th ed.; DSM-5; American Psychiatric Association, 2013). 

Subsequent  citations: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

  • Omit publisher from the source element if publisher is the same as author
  • For more information about citing Diagnostic manuals, see the Publication Manual of the APA section 10.32 or the example on their website. 

Entry in the DSM 5

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Entry term. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1176/appi.books.9780890425596.dsm05

In-text citation: (American Psychiatric Association, 2013)

Religious & Classics

The Bhagavad Gita. (E. Easwaran, Trans.; 2nd ed.). (2007). The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.

In-text citations: (The Bhagavad Gita, 2007)

King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ (Original work published 1769)

In-text citations: (King James Bible, 1769/2017)

The Koran interpreted: A translation. (A.J. Arberry, Trans.). (1996). Simon & Schuster. 

In-text citations: (The Koran interpreted, 1996)

Coogan, M., Brettler, M., & Newsom, C. (Eds.). (2010). New oxford annotated bible with apocrypha : New revised standard version. Oxford.

In-text citations: (Coogan et al., 2010)

 

For additional information on citing religious works see The Publication Manual of APA, Section 10.35 or the APA Blog

Chapter in an edited book with a DOI

Author(s). (Year). Title of chapter. In Editor (Ed.), Title of book in italics, (edition, pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI

Example:

Abbott, A.C. (2019). Child and adolescent assessment strategy and inventories. In L. Sperry (Ed.), Couple and family assessment: Contemporary and cutting-edge strategies (3rd ed., pp. 181-214). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781351051620

In-text citation: (Abbott, 2019)

For additional examples see the APA.org.

Entry in a dictionary, thesaurus, or encyclopedia

Group Author

Merriam-Webster. (n.d.). Interjection. In Merriam-Webster.com dictionary. Retrieved March 3, 2020, from https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interjection

In-text citations: (Merriam-Webster, n.d.)

When an online reference work is continuously updated, use "n.d." as the year of publication and include a retrieval date. 

Individual Author

Thakchoe, S. (2016). The theory of two truths in Tibet. In E. N. Zalta (Ed.), The Stanford encyclopedia of philosophy. (Summer 2019 ed.). Stanford University. https://plato.stanford.edu/entries/twotruths-tibet/