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APA 6th Edition - Copenhagen Business School: Ebook

How to reference with APA

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-text citation (paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.

In-text citation (quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

For more tips on paraphrasing and quotation


In-text citation (Paraphrase)

(Howitt, 2011)


In-text citation (Quotation)

(Howitt, 2011, p.24)


In-text citation (Quotation) ebook reader

(Gladwell, 2008, Chapter 1, Section 2, para. 5)

(In ebook readers there are no page numbers so you should refer to the chapter section and paragraph number (abbreviated where long).


Reference List


Howitt, D. (2011). Introduction to research methods in psychology. Retrieved from

Haslam, S. (2003). Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology (SAGE Foundations of

Psychology series) [Kindle DX version]. Retrieved from


  • The Reference List entry for a whole e-book should include elements of author, date, title (with e-reader book type in square brackets, e.g. [Kindle version] if applicable
  • Italicise the title (but not the bracketed material), and source (URL or Digital Object Identifier (DOI)). 
  • If the book was read through an online library (e.g. Google Books, Dawsonera or MyiLibrary) and not on an e-reader device, omit the bracketed information from the reference.
  • Give the commercial URL of the ebook supplier, NOT the university web address of the databasee.g. the correct URL for Dawsonera titles is and for MyiLibrary it is


Printable Guide


Mendeley is referencing software which allows you to:

  • store references
  • organise references
  • generate citations
  • generate reference lists
  • share references

To get a Mendeley account on the CBS Library Institutional Licence please visit CBS Mendeley Guide

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