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Homepage / How do I reference a book… in the APA7 style?

How do I reference a book… in the APA7 style?

28/02/2022

Book references are very simple in APA7 and tend to be one of the first reference formats you will learn in a referencing session.

What should your reference include?

  • Author(s) of the book (Surname, Initials.)
  • (Year of publication).
  • Title of book in full – in italics.
  • (Edition details – if not the first).
  •  Publisher.

And how should it look?

If we were to reference the strategy text below in the APA7 style, it would look like this:

MacKay, B., Arevuo, M., Mackay, D. & Meadows, M. (2020). Strategy: theory,
practice, implementation. Oxford University Press.

Your reference should be formatted with a hanging indent.

If I’m referencing an eBook…?

For eBooks, we need to add the following information to the end of the reference. 

  • URL or DOI – but this is only required if the book has NOT come from a Library subscription database.

So an eBook reference would look like this…

Thurman, J. T. (2017). Bomb scene investigation (3rd ed.). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/9781315228921

 

As always if you have any questions about referencing, please contact your Library staff in Kings Norton Library, MIRC or Barrington Library

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Karen Stokes

Written By: Karen Stokes

A Business Information Specialist since 2009, Karen leads support for the Cranfield MBA courses, both full-time and Executive.

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