Bibliography Format Edited Book
Guide: How to cite a Edited book in APA style
Use the following template to cite a edited book using the APA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.
Key:Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the APA style.
Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.
Template:Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (p. Pages Used). City: Publisher.
Example:Wu, D. (). Romanticism - An Anthology (2nd ed., p. ). Oxford: Blackwell.
Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.
Template(Author Surname, Year Published)
ExampleOn the fragment of Kubla Khan (Wu, )
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Reference List: Books
APA (American Psychological Association) style is most commonly used to cite sources within the social sciences. This resource, revised according to the 6th edition, second printing of the APA manual, offers examples for the general format of APA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the reference page. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing).
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Basic Format for Books
Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.
Note: For "Location," you should always list the city and the state using the two letter postal abbreviation without periods (New York, NY).
Calfee, R. C., & Valencia, R. R. (). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
Edited Book, No Author
Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.
Edited Book with an Author or Authors
Plath, S. (). The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.
Laplace, P. S. (). A philosophical essay on probabilities. (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published )
Note: When you cite a republished work, like the one above, in your text, it should appear with both dates: Laplace (/).
Edition Other Than the First
Helfer, M. E., Kempe, R. S., & Krugman, R. D. (). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.
Note: When you list the pages of the chapter or essay in parentheses after the book title, use "pp." before the numbers: (pp. ). This abbreviation, however, does not appear before the page numbers in periodical references, except for newspapers.
O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. ). New York, NY: Springer.
Wiener, P. (Ed.). (). Dictionary of the history of ideas (Vols. ). New York, NY: Scribner's.