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APA Citation Style: APA Citation Exercises for Books

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

Create a reference list for the following sources using APA style

Books
1. A book with one author: 
Author: Barbara Oakley,
Title: A mind for numbers : how to excel at math and science (even if you flunked algebra)
Publication info.:  New York : Jeremy P. Tarcher/Penguin, [2014]

Citation description:

Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial (if any)(Year of publication)Title of bookPublisher.

2. A book with 3 authors http://catalog.plsinfo.org/record=b1311379
Authors: Keith S. Folse, Elena Vestri Solomon, Barbara Smith-Palinkas
Title:Top 20 : great grammar for great writing
Publication info.:Houghton Mifflin, c2004.

Citation description:

First author's last name, First initial. Middle initial (if any), Second author's last name, First initial., Middle initial (if any), & Last author's last name, First initial. Middle initial (if any)(Year of publication). Title of book. Publisher.

3. Chapter in a book with an editor http://catalog.plsinfo.org/record=b2391858
Editor: Kimberly B. Morland
Title of book: Local food environments : food access in America
Chapter author: Barbara A. Laraia
Chapter title: Local food environments and dietary intake
Publication Info.: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]

Citation description:

Author's last name, First initial. Middle initial (if any)(Year of publication)Title of Chapter or EssayIn Editor's first initial. Middle initial (if any). Last name. (Ed.)Title of book (pp. Page numbers for the chapter.).  Publisher. 

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