APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE A PRINT BOOK WITH SEVEN OR LESS AUTHOR(S) AND EDITION

Author, A. A. & Author, B., & Author, C. (Date of publication). Title of work in sentence case and italics: Capitalize first word of subtitlte (Number of edition, if available). City, State or Country: Publishing Company.

Formatted example:

There are two options for citing this source in-text:

1) Last names of authors, year of publication, and page number(s) are placed in brackets at the end of the sentence:

...(Lanier, Anastasia, & Henry, 2014, p. 35).

2) Integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

According to research described by Lanier, Anastasia, and Henry (2014), "the proportions of street crimes committed by middle-class and lower-class youths are similar" (p. 35).


APA rules for in-text citation change depending on the number/type of author(s). Count the authors and follow the rule below:

Work with ONE author
Work with TWO authors
Work with THREE to FIVE authors
Work with SIX or more authors
Work with a GROUP, ORGANIZATION or CORPORATE author
Work with NO author specified
INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)
SECONDARY SOURCE (A source found inside a source)
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Example source (catalogue/database record and cover page):