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APA Citation Style : eBooks

APA Citation Format (Commonly used for psychology and other social science papers)

Citation format for a whole eBook

Online books (including books found on personal websites, databases, or even in audio form)

Begin the entry in the reference list like the entry for a comparable printed work, but use the URL (or a DOI [digital object identifier] if it is available) in place of the publisher information.  Provide them at the end of the reference. "If you must break a DOI or a URL at the end of a line, break it after a double slash or before any other mark of punctuation; do not add a hyphen. Do not put a period at the end of the entry."

Use a retrieval date for an online source only if the content is likely to change.  

Include the type and version of e-book you are referencing (e.g., "[Kindle DX version]").

Format for citing a whole book: use (n.d.) for source without a date

Author, A. (year of publication). Title of book. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Author, A. (year of publication). Title of book. doi:xxxxxxxxxxxx

In E-reader version
Author, A. (year of publication)Title of book.[E-reader  version]Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

For example: In Kindle version

Author, A. (year of publication). Title of book.[Kindle version]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Citation examples:

Stoker, B.(1897). Dracula. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org/files/345/345-h/345-h.htm

Same ebook in Kindle version

Stoker, B. (1897). Dracula. [Kindle version]. Retrieved from http://www.gutenberg.org

 

Citation format for a chapter in an eBook

Format for citing a chapter in an ebook:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B.(year of publication). Title of chapter. In Title of book or larger document [E-reader version, if applicable]. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B.(year of publication). Title of chapter. In Title of book or larger document [E-reader version, if applicable]. doi:xxxxxxxxxx

Format for citing a chapter in an ebook with editor(s)

Author, A. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. xx–xx). Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx

Author, A. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. xx–xx). doi:xxxxxxxxxx

Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Format: with author and date

Author, A. A., & Author, A. A. (Year Published) Article title. In Encyclopedia Name. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxxx

Encyclopedias and dictionaries do not provide authors' names. When there is no authort, move the entry name to the front of the citation. Provide publication dates if present or specify (n.d.) if no date is present in the entry.

 

Format: without author and date

Entry title. (n.d.) In Title of Encyclopedia or dictionary. Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxxx