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APA 7th Edition - Citation Guide - CBS Library

eBooks (Electronic Book)


Author, A. A. (Year). Title of Book. Publisher.

Example 1: Book from a Library Database, no DOI

Smith, M. (2000). Ballet and opera in the age of Giselle. Princeton University Press.

As in-text citation:

(Smith, 2000)

Example 2: eBook with a DOI

Samanez-Larkin, G. R. (Ed.). (2019). The aging brain: Functional adaptation across adulthood. American Psychological Association.

As in-text citation:

(Samanez-Larkin, 2019)

Example 3: Kindle Book

Gladwell, M. (2008). Outliers: The story of success. Hachette Book Group.

As in-text citation:

(Gladwell, 2008)

Example 4: Project Gutenberg Book

Kleiser, G. (2008). Fifteen thousand useful phrases. Funk & Wagnalls; Project Gutenberg. (Original work published 1917)

As in-text citation:

(Kleiser, 1917/2008)

Note: When citing in-text, it can be difficult if your eBook does not have a page number (most PDF books do). In this case, try to get as specific as possible by mentioning chapter, section, and paragraph numbers.

One of the author's main points is that "people don't rise from nothing" (Gladwell, 2008, Chapter 1, Section 2, para. 5).

Source: Publication Manual, 10.2 (examples 21-26)

Using Mendeley? (or another reference management tool)

For a correct APA 7th reference, check the following:

- Reference Type is “Book”.

- The following fields are filled out

  • Title
  • Author(s)
  • Year
  • Edition (if not 1st edition)
  • Publisher
  • DOI or URL

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