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APA Citation Guide, 7th edition: E-Books

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When citing a chapter in an online book such as Google Books use a chapter or section identifier and provide a URL that links directly to the chapter section, not the home page of the Web site.

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.

E-Book, not from a database (p. 321)

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 [Version]. Publisher. OR URL of the e-book.
       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (Euripides, 1888)
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Euripides, 1888, p. 165)
Euripides. (1888). Hecuba and other plays (M. Wodhull, Trans.). George Routledge and Sons.




       In-Text Citation (Paraphrase): 
       (Ochs, 2004)
       In-Text Citation (Quotation):
       (Ochs, 2004, p. 55)
Whipple, W. (1918). The story of young George Washington. Henry Altemus.

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