Answered By: Rachel Willard Last Updated: May 02, 2017 Views: 600
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.
- Need to format other types of sources? Check out the Common Reference List Examples page.
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