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Books (Print)

 In-text citation for a quotation

            (Martinez, 2009, p. 3)

Or

            Martinez (2009) said “the way to learn APA is to use a guide as a cross-reference” (p. 3).

 Note: The ending sentence punctuation goes after the citation.

 

 In-text citation for a paraphrase

            (Martinez, 2009)

Or

            Martinez (2009) said APA does not need to be memorized.

 

 Reference page citation

         Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

         Martinez, D. L. (2009). Writing with a sense of humor. Chicago, IL: Sigglegurl Press, Inc.

 

Reference page citation for a chapter in a book

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx-xx).

Location: Publisher.

Boone, J. (2008). Writer’s block demystified. In K. Clements (Ed.), Writers write right (pp. 23-37).

New York, NY: Genius, Inc.

 

Reference page citation for an edited book (like an anthology)

         Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

         Clements, K. C. (Ed.). (2010). Writing on the wrong side of the tracks. San Francisco, CA: Uptight Publications.

 

Reference page citation for a reference book

           Editor, A. A. (Ed.). (year of publication). Title of work. Location: Publisher.

           Pickle, M. (Ed.). (2009). Dictionary of medical terminology. Tacoma, WA: ACE Press.

 


The above examples try to approximate the correct formatting for an indention on a reference page.  For additional examples and details about formatting citations, please refer to the Kaplan University Writing Center resource::

APA 6th Edition Guidelines and Common Citations

 

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