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APA 7 Style Guide

Everything you need to know to create a paper using APA style.

Print Book (basic entry)

Author(s). (Year). Title of book (edition, volume). Publisher.

Hodgson, J. D., Sano, Y., & Graham, J. L.  (2000). Doing business with the new Japan. Rowman & Littlefield.

Schlosser, E. (2001). Fast food nation: The dark side of the all-American meal. Houghton Mifflin.

Williams-Forson, P. A. (2006). Building houses out of chicken legs: Black women, food, and power. University of North Carolina Press.

Authored Book with DOI

Schiraldi, G. R. (2001). The post-traumatic stress disorder sourcebook: A guide to healing, recovery, and

growth. McGraw-Hill.

Authored Book with No DOI, From Academic Database or Print

Burgess, R. (2019). Rethinking global health: Frameworks of power. Routledge.

Aberth, J. (2011). Plagues in world history. Rowman & Littlefield.

Authored Ebook or Audiobook without DOI, with nondatabase URL

Note: It's not necessary to include the [Audiobook] tag unless the content is different, or if you want to note something special about e.g. the impact of the narration or if you quote from the audiobook (APA, 2019, p. 322). However, when in doubt, include a description (p. 292).


Cain, S. (2012). The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking. (K. Masur, Narr.) [Audiobook]. Random House Audio.

Book Chapter

Only cite a chapter if its author is different from the author of the overall work.

Chang, D. R. (2007). Sponsorship marketing and professional football: The case of Korea. In M. Desbordes (Ed.), Marketing and football: An international perspective (pp. 489-510). Butterworth-Heinemann.

Gillespie, A. K. (1984). A wilderness in a megalopolis. In L. K. Brown and K. Mussell (Eds.), Ethnic and regional foodways in the United States: The performance of group identity (pp. 145-168). University of Tennessee Press.

Murphy, P. E., Laczniak, G. R., Bowie, N. E., & Klein, T. A. (2006). Ethical reasoning and marketing decisions. In P. E. Murphy & G. R. Laczniak (Eds.), Marketing ethics: Cases and readings (pp. 1-42). Pearson Prentice Hall.

Nassar, V. H. (2008). Biopsy. In T. Irons-George (Ed.), Magill's medical guide (4th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 297-328). Mosby.

Print Book, Later Edition

Gray, H. (1989). Gray’s anatomy (37th ed.) (P. L.. Williams, Ed.). C. Livingstone.

Lawrence, R. A. (2007). School crime and juvenile justice (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

Reichel, P. L. (2008). Comparative criminal justice systems: A topical approach (5th ed.). Pearson Prentice Hall.

Article Reprinted in a Book

Miner, H. (2005). Body ritual among the Nacirema. In J. M. Henslin (Ed.), Down to earth sociology: Introductory readings (13th ed., pp. 77-91). Free Press. (Reprinted from American Anthropologist, 58(3), 1956)

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