Published on November 4, by Raimo Streefkerk. When quoting , also include page numbers, for example Smith, , p. Multiple author names are separated using a comma. Sources with three, four or five authors are shortened after the first citation. Sources with six or more authors are always shortened, including in the first citation.
Q. How do I cite an ebook without page numbers in APA Style?
Citing a Book in APA Style (6th Edition) | Format & Examples
A direct quotation reproduces words verbatim from another work or from your own previously published work. It is best to paraphrase sources rather than directly quoting them because paraphrasing allows you to fit material to the context of your paper and writing style. Instructors, programs, editors, and publishers may establish limits on the use of direct quotations. Consult your instructor or editor if you are concerned that you may have too much quoted material in your paper. Quotations are covered in Section 8. This guidance has been expanded from the 6th edition. This page addresses how to format short quotations and block quotations.
How to cite a book in APA Style (6th edition)
Note: All citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent in a Reference List. A "hanging indent" means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0. Below is a link to an APA sample paper that contains instructions about how to format a hanging indent in a paper. If, and only if, the article is signed "Anonymous", put the word Anonymous where you would normally place the author's name.
Published on November 5, by Jack Caulfield. Use the interactive tool to see examples:. Note that the format is slightly different for reference books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias.