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APA Style Guide

This guide is intended to help students cite their sources according to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th edition (2010).

Book with One Author or Editor (p. 203)

Below, "General Format" refers to a book with one author.  If you are dealing with one editor instead of one author, you would simply insert the editor's name in the place where the author's name is now, followed by "(Ed.)" without the quotation marks.  The rest of the format would remain the same. Follow this format when the work you are using has two authors.  If there are two editors listed instead of two authors, use the names of the editors where the authors' names are supposed to be, followed by "(Eds.)" without the quotation marks (see the Example).


General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Year)


In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Author Surname, Year, page number)



Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.



In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Douglas, 2011)


In-Text Citation (Quotation):

(Douglas, 2011, p. 53)



(one author)

Douglas, R. (2011). Getting 4G codes: Breaking the next

generation. Toldeo, OH: Price & Sons.


(one editor)

Robinson, D.N. (Ed.). (1992). Social discourse and moral

judgment. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.