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APA Style: Book with a single author

APA Referencing

About Citing Books

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Book With A Single Author

In-text citation (Paraphrase)

(Cottrell, 2013)

In-text citation (Quotation)

(Cottrell, 2013, p. 156)

Reference List

Cottrell, S. (2013). The study skills handbook (5th ed.). Palgrave Macmillan.



Author surname, Initial. (Year). Title of book (edition). Publisher.


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