How to cite a Book in APA 5th edition

Use this template to cite a Book in the APA 5th Edition citation style.


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Citation Guide: Book in APA 5th edition
Reference a Book in APA 5th edition

How do you cite a Book in the APA 5th edition referencing style?

Here’s an example Book citation in APA 5th edition using placeholders.
Template:
Last Name, F. N. (2000). Title. (E. F. N. Editor Last Name, Ed.) (Edition.). City: Publisher.
So if we want to cite, for example, “Backlash” by Susan Faludi we’d do so like this:

APA 5th edition book citation:
Faludi, S. (1991). Backlash (1st ed.). New York City: Crown Publishing Group.
Citing websites and links in APA 5th edition is much easier with the Citationsy Chrome Extension And an in-text citation book reference in APA 5th edition looks like this:
(Faludi, 1991)

Frequently Asked Questions — APA 5th Edition Book Referencing

How do I cite a Book in APA 5th Edition?

You can very easily reference a Book in the “APA 5th Edition” referencing style by using the guide above as your guideline.

Is there a way to automatically cite a Book?

Yes — Use a APA 5th Edition reference generator, like Citationsy for example.

How do you reference a Book in APA 5th Edition?

The APA 5th Edition reference for a Book is done by several different rules — please see the example on this page.

How do you in-text reference a Book in APA 5th Edition?

An in-text reference for a Book in APA 5th Edition is done like this:
(Last Name, 2000)
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