APA Style, 6th Edition

HOW TO CITE AN EBOOK IN A LIBRARY DATABASE

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year of publication). Title of work in sentence case and italics: Capitalize first word of subtitle. Retrieved from Name database

Formatted example:

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

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

...(Shenefelt & White,  2013, p. 114).

2) Alternatively, the citation may be integrated into the sentence with a signal phrase and narrative:

Shenefelt and White (2013) described the historical development of logic in the West from ancient Greece to the Enlightenment and Industrial Revolution (p. 114). 


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INTERVIEW, PRESENTATION, or PERSONAL COMMUNICATION (Unpublished)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