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).
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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