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APA Citation Guide (APA 7th Edition): Books, eBooks, Course Packs, Lab Manuals & Pamphlets

Books, eBooks, Course Packs, Lab Manuals & Pamphlets

Print Book with One Author
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition ed.). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number (if given)


Example

Marotz, L. R. (2020). Health, safety, and nutrition for the young child (10th ed.). Cengage Learning.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Marotz, 2020, p. 284)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Marotz, 2020)

Print Book with Two Authors
Reference List Citation

First Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. & Second Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number-if-given


Example

Vincent, C., & Amalberti, R. (2016). Safer healthcare: Strategies for the real world. Springer Open. Penguin.  https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-25559-0 

In-Text Citation: Quote

(First Author's Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Vincent & Amalberti, 2016, p. 13)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(First Author's Last Name & Second Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Vincent & Amalberti, 2016)

Print Book with Three to Twenty Authors
Reference List Citation

First Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., Second Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., & Last Name of Final Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number-if-given

 
Note: If your source has three to twenty authors, include all of the authors' last names, first intials, and second initials (if given) in the Reference List citation.


Example

Nelson, B., Phillips, A., & Steuart, C. (2019). Guide to computer forensics and investigations (6th ed.). Cengage Learning.

In-Text Citation: Quote
Note: If your source has three to twenty authors, list the first author's last name followed by "et al." in your in-text citation.
 

(First Author's Last Name et al., Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Nelson et al., 2019, p. 532)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(First Author's Last Name et al., Year)


Example

(Nelson et al., 2019)

eBook from a Library Database with One Author
References List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition ed.). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number-if-given


Example

Schanbacher, W. D. (2019). Food as a human right: Combatting global hunger and forging a path to food sovereignty. Praeger.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Schanbacher, 2019, p.55)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Schanbacher, 2019)

eBook from a Library Database with Two Authors
References List Citation

First Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. & Second Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number-if-given


Example

Butts, J. B., & Rich, K. L. (2020). Nursing ethics: Across the curriculum and into practice (5th ed.). Jones & Bartlett Learning.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Butts & Rich, 2020, p.105)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Butts & Rich, 2020)

eBook from a Library Database with Three to Twenty Authors
References List Citation

First Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., Second Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given., & Last Name of Final Author, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number-if-given


Example

Guo, B., Liu, X., & Tan, X. (2017). Petroleum production engineering (2nd ed.). Gulf Professional Publishing.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(First Author's Last Name et al., Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Guo et al., 2017, p.47)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(First Author's Last Name et al., Year)


Example

(Guo et al., 2017)

Note: The following citation examples are Seneca Libraries' recommendations
eBook from a Website/Open Textbook (OER)
References List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial, if given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition ed.). Name of Website. Retrieved Month Day, Year, from URL


Examples

Marecek, L. (2017). Intermediate algebra. OpenStax. Retrieved November 5, 2021, from https://openstax.org/details/books/intermediate-algebra

Potter, R. L. (2021). Technical writing essentials. Pressbooks. Retrieved February 7, 2022, from https://pressbooks.senecacollege.ca/technicalwriting/

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Examples

(Marecek, 2017, 1.2 Integers chapter, Add and Subtract Integers section)

(Potter, 2021, 3.3 Lists chapter, Labelled Lists section)

Note: Because these works do not have page numbers, other information such as chapter and/or section is given so that the reader can easily locate the quote.

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Examples

(Marecek, 2017)

(Potter, 2021)

Course Packs
Reference List Citation

Author of chapter/article’s Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication of Course Pack). Title of chapter or article from course pack. In First Initial. Last Name of Instructor Who Created Course Pack if Listed (Comp.), Title of coursepack (pp. first page of reading-last page of reading). Seneca College.


Example

Morris, M. (2014). The lifeguard. In T. Hay (Comp.), SES 225: Stories of youth (pp.125-132). Seneca College.

Note: Seneca Libraries recommends listing the instructor/professor as a compiler for the course pack. This is indicated with the (Comp.) after their name.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Morris, 2014, p. 125)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Morris, 2014)

Lab Manuals
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of laboratory manual: Subtitle if given (edition if given and is not first edition). Publisher Name often shortened.


Example

Wassenaar-Faber, M. (2015). BIO173 lab manual: Introduction to biological techniques part I. Seneca College. 

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Wassenaar-Faber, 2015, p.55)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Wassenaar-Faber, 2015)

Short Stories, Essays, Chapters or Articles From a Book (Anthology or Collection)
Reference List Citation

Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of chapter, article, essay or short story. In Editor's First Initial. Second Initial if Given. Editor's Last Name (Ed.), Title of book (pp. first page number-last page number). Publisher Name often shortened. https://doi.org/DOI-number-if-given


Example

Stockert, P. A., & Taylor, C. (2014). Sleep. In P. A. Potter, A. G. Perry, J. C. Ross-Kerr, & M.J. Wood (Eds.), Canadian fundamentals of nursing (5th Cdn. ed., pp. 993-1016). Elsevier.

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Stockert & Taylor, 2014, p. 998)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Stockert & Taylor, 2014)

Print Pamphlet with a Group Author
Reference List Citation

Name of Corporate/Group Author. (Year of Publication). Title of pamphlet or brochure: Subtitle if given [Brochure]. Publisher Name often shortened or skip publisher if author and publisher are the same.


Example

Region of Waterloo Public Health. (n.d.). Eat well for less [Brochure]. 

Note: Use n.d. when no date is given

In-Text Citation: Quote

(Author's Last Name, Year, p. Page Number)


Example

(Region of Waterloo Public Health, n.d., p. 15)

In-Text Citation: Paraphrase

(Author's Last Name, Year)


Example

(Region of Waterloo Public Health, n.d.)

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