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APA Style: Edited book

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.

Edited book

If you are dealing with one editor instead of one author, insert the editor's name in the place of the author's, followed by (Ed.) or (Eds.) for more than one editor.


In-text citation (Paraphrase)

(Smith, 2008)


In-text citation (Quotation)

(Smith, 2008, p. 24)


Reference List

Smith, J. A. (Ed.). (2008). Qualitative psychology: A practical guide to research

methods. Sage.


Editor Surname, Initial(s). (Ed.). (Year). Book title: Subtitle. Publisher.

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