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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 Three to Five Authors or Editors (pp. 177, 202)

When you are referencing a book that has three to five editors instead of authors, insert the names of the editors into the place where the authors' names are now, followed by "(Eds.)" without the quotation marks (as per the example). The rest of the format would remain the same.

 

General Format

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author Surname, Author Surname, & Author Surname, Year)

NOTE: Only the first in-text citation for a work with three to five authors/editors includes all of the names of the authors/editors. All following citations include only the first author's/editor's surname, followed by et al. and the year.

 

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Author Surname, Author Surname, & Author Surname, Year, page number)

 

References:

Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial., Author Surname, First Initial.

         Second Initial., & Author Surname, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Book title:

         Subtitle. Place of Publication: Publisher.

 

Example

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Johnson, Roberts, & Worell, 1999)

NOTE: All following citations would appear as (Johnson et al., 1999)

 

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Johnson, Roberts, & Worell, 1999, p. 72)

 

References:

Johnson, N. G., Roberts, M. C., & Worell, J. (Eds.). (1999).

Beyond appearance: A new look at adolescent girls.

Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.