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APA Book Reference Tool

Automatically create a reference for a printed or on-line book

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Create an APA book reference and in-line citation

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Enter the Surname and Initials for each Author of the book

You must enter at least one Author including their first initial

Add a 2nd Author

Enter the full title of the book

You must enter the title of the book you wish to reference

Enter the year the book was published in YYYY format. If you only know the year of Copyright then enter a "c" before the year eg: c2015

No date was entered. APA requires n.p. be entered if the Year of publication is not known. If you wish to use [no date] then scroll down and click on Create Reference again to create a reference without a publication date. Alternatively enter the year of publication in YYYY format.

Enter the location (Country or US State) if known. If no location is entered then [no place] will be automatically inserted into the final reference

Enter the details of who published the book if known. If the publisher is unknown then leave the field blank and [no publisher] will be added to the final reference automatically.

Enter the edition number of the book. You can leave this blank if it is 1st / first or if you do not know the edition

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Click the button below to generate your APA Book Reference and In-line Citation. Don't worry, you can come back and edit the reference if you need to correct or add any information

Example APA References for Printed Material

Example book reference

Tolkien, J.R.R. (1954). Lord of the Rings. (2nd Ed.). England: Houghton Mifflin.

Example in-text citation for a book

(Tolkien, 1954)

Example APA References for On-line Material

Example on-line book reference

Tolkien, J.R.R. (1954). Lord of the Rings. [Online]. (2nd Ed.). Retrieved 31 December, 2018, from: http://goodrecom/book/show/33.The_Lord_of_the_Rings

Example in-text citation for a book

(Tolkien, 1954)

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