Information You Need
To write a citation for a book you will need the following pieces of information:
- Author(s) or editor(s)
- Year of publication
- Book title, including edition information if applicable
- For direct quotations, you will need the page number
- DOI if eBook from a database
Anatomy of a book citation
In-Text Citation Information
In-text citations have two formats: parenthetical and narrative:
- In parenthetical citations, the author name and publication date appear in parentheses.
- In narrative citations, the author name is incorporated into the text as part of the sentence and the year follows in parentheses.
Refer to In-Text Citation found on the Rules, Formatting, Samples Tab for further guidelines
eBook & Print
Corporate Author (Group)
Editor as Author
Chapter in an Edited Book
eBook from a database or a Print version
eBook with DOI
eBook with URL from non-database
Book, Canadian adaptation
Canadian adaptation from an American Title
When an editor is credited on the cover of an authored book, provide the editor's name in parentheses after the book title with "Ed." or "Eds.".
Follow example 23 on page 322 of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, seventh edition.
Chapter in a Canadian adaptation from an American Title