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APA Referencing, How-to-Guide

Referencing a print book.

(You can treat any e-book you find on the LSBU catalogue as a print book when it comes to referencing)

Format: Author’s Surname, Initials. (Year of publication). Title of book (Edition if later than first.). Publisher.

Example: Coolican, H. (2019). Research methods and statistics in psychology (7 th ed.). Routledge.

 
Finding the year of publication in a book:

If the year of publication is not clear, look for the latest copyright date. This is next to the copyright sign © usually on the reverse of the title page. Do not use a reprint date.

 

Referencing an edited book.

Example:

Slater, A. and Bremner, G. (Eds.). (2017). An introduction to developmental psychology. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.

NOTE: if you are referencing a chapter or essay in an edited book see the following guidelines for chapter in an edited book:

 

 

Referencing a chapter in an edited book.

Format:

Author’s Surname, Initials. (Year of publication). Title of the chapter. In Editor’s Initials. Surname. (Ed.) or (Eds.), Title of the

book (page range of chapter). Publisher.

Example:

Gaskell, G. (2014). Attitudes, social representations and beyond. In K. Deaux & G. Philogene (Eds.), Representations of the

social (pp. 228-241). Blackwell.

 

Referencing an e-book, (for example: an e-book found on Google)

Example:

Lind, E. A. (Ed.). (2019). Social psychology and justice. Routledge. https://books.google.co.uk/books?

id=t8XADwAAQBAJ&lpg=PT8&ots=XmVq7jG6VE &dq=psychology&lr&pg=PT69#v=onepage&q=psychology&f=false