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APA Citation Style, 7th edition: E-Books

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.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

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 Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).

E-Book

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Author Surname, Year)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Author Surname, Year, page number)

References: Whole Book
Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. 
    http://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxx OR URL of the home page of the e-book provider.

References: Chapter
Author, A. A. (Year Published). Name of Chapter/Article. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), 
    Name of Book. http://doi.org/xx.xxxxxxxxx OR URL of the home page of the e-book provider.

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Ochs, 2004)

In-Text Citation (Quotation):
(Ochs, 2004, p. 55)

References: Whole Book
Ochs, S. (2004). A history of nerve functions: From animal spirits to molecular mechanisms. 
    http://www.ebrary.com/corp/

References: Chapter
Ochs, S. (2004). Introduction to molecular mechanisms. 
    In A history of nerve functions: From animal spirits to molecular mechanisms. http://www.ebrary.com/corp/

E-Readers

Example:

Skolnik, R. (2008). Essentials of global health. http://www.amazon.com

OR use the DOI number