Citing a Book in APA Style

When citing books in APA style, your citation should follow one of the basic formats below.

Book 


Author, A. A. (Copyright Year). Title of the book. Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Sheingate, A. D. (2016). Building a business of politics: The rise of political consulting and the transformation of American democracy. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1537592718003882

Edited book


For an edited book with no authors, list the editors in place of the author(s) and the abbreviation Eds. in parentheses.

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (Copyright Year). Title of the book. Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Goodin, R. E., & Hans-Dieter, K. (Eds.). (1996). A new handbook of political science. Oxford University Press.

Chapter in an edited book


Author, A. A. (Copyright Year). Title of the book chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the book (pp. #-#). Publisher. DOI or URL (if available)

Christians, C. G. (2011). Ethics and politics in qualitative research. In N. K. Denzin & Y. S. Lincoln (Eds.), The Sage handbook of qualitative research (pp. 61-80). Sage Publications.

More information

To see more examples and other situations of citing books in APA style, see the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th edition) located at the Research Help desk.