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APA Citation Style, 6th edition: Books

Helpful Tip!

Could I just include the year in my citation or do I need to provide the full date?

When possible, include the year, month, and date in references. If the month and date are not available, you may use the year of publication.

General

This section will cover the following examples:

 

For more examples and information, consult the following publications:

APA Manual (6th ed.)

Call number     Location
BF76.7 .P83 2010     2nd Floor Circulating Collection
       

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

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