APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE A PRINT BOOK WITH AUTHOR(S) AND EDITOR(S)

Author, A. (Year of publication). Title of book in sentence case and italics: Capitalize first word of subtitle (A. Editor & B. Editor, Eds.). Location: Publisher.

  • NOTE: for books with 6 or more editors, list the first editor followed by et al.: e.g. (V.J. Strong-Boag et al., Eds.)

Formatted example:

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

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

(1) ...(Johnson, 2002, p. 109).

2) Or integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative, with year in brackets after the author or before the page number:

(2) Johnson (2002) observed that most "English speaking people" did not recognize the diversity of First Nations peoples. She described their failure to recognize how "the various tribes and nations...differ as much one from another, as do the white races of Europe" (p. 203). 

(3) Johnson observed that most "English speaking people" did not recognize the diversity of First Nations peoples. She described their failure to recognize how "the various tribes and nations...differ as much one from another, as do the white races of Europe" (2002, p. 203). 


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INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)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 (book cover and copyright page):