Answered By: Rachel Willard
Last Updated: May 02, 2017     Views: 435

To cite an e-book in your work, you'll use the typical in-text citation format of author's surname and year of publication.

In an APA reference list entry, include the author’s last name and first initial, the year of publication, the italicized title of the book, the electronic version used (if applicable), and the retrieval information or DOI number.

 Type of  Source  Template  Example*
 Book with URL  Author’s last name, first initial. (Year). Title  of the book. Retrieved from  http://www.xxxxxxurl  Hood, L. R. R. (2013). I’m not crying wolf this time! [Kindle  version]. Retrieved from http://www.fairytalesonline.madeupurl
 Book with doi  Author’s last name, first initial. (Year). Title  of book. doi:xxxxxxxx  Kool, I. M. (2013). Loving APA all through graduate school.  doi:10.543w20.x032
 Book with  organization as  author  Authoring organization’s name. (Year). Title  of book. Retrieved from  http://www.xxxxxxurl  Department of the Press Secretary for Amazing Students. (2013).  Open the door to success with APA. Retrieved from  http://www.fakeurl.com
 Book with  editor as  author  Editor’s last name, first initial. (Ed.). (Year).  Title of book. doi:xxxxxxxx  Coyote, W. (Ed.). (2013). Catching the breeze: Tales of epic  failure. [Nook version]. doi:10.54330403x34

*Of course, you will want to insert a hanging indent for each reference entry. See the Academic Skills Center's Microsoft Word tutorials for APA formatting to learn how to create a hanging indent.

   

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