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Book and chapter

General format

Book or ebook

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Book title: Subtitle (ed.). Publisher. URL

Chapter in an edited book

Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (Year). Title of chapter. In A. A. Author, B. B. Author & C. C. Author (Eds.), Book title: Subtitle (ed., pp. ). Publisher. URL


Authored book with edition information

Barker, M., Barker, D., Bormann, N., Roberts, M., Zahay, D., & Neher, K. (2017). Social media marketing: A strategic approach (2nd ed.). Cengage Learning.

Book with a DOI

Richter, K. (2019). English-medium instruction and pronunciation: Exposure and skills development. Channel View Publications.

Book where author and publisher are the same

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association: The official guide to APA style (7th ed.).

Edited book

Stacks, D. W., Salwen, M. B., & Eichhorn, K. C. (Eds.). (2019). An integrated approach to communication theory and research (3rd ed.). Routledge.

Chapter in an edited book

Brand, J. E., De Byl, P. B., Knight, S., & Hooper, J. (2014). Mining constructivism in the university: The case of creative mode. In N. Garrelts (Ed.), Understanding Minecraft: Essays on play, community and possibilities (pp. 5775). McFarland.


American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.).

Entry in the DSM-5

American Psychiatric Association. (2013). Anxiety disorders. In Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (5th ed.). 

Style notes

  • Use an en dash instead of a regular hyphen for the page range.
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    • Windows Laptop - Insert symbol (choose subset General Punctuation)
  • List all authors, up to 20, where available.
  • Include the year only for the date element.
  • If the publisher and author share the same name, omit the publisher.