Use the following template or our APA Citation Generator to cite a book. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.

Template:

Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Title (p. Pages Used). City: Publisher.

Example:

Brookes, R. (2014). Study Guide Little Bird (p. 5). Adelaide: State Ed.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.

Template:

(Author Surname, Year Published)

Example:

“Paul Capsis and I spoke about the themes we were interested in exploring and the kind of theatre we wanted to make.” (Brookes, 2014)


Recent APA Book Citations

APA Book Citation Example #1

RAYNOR, M. D., MARSHALL, J. E. AND SULLIVAN, A.
Decison making in Midwifery Practice
2005 – Elsever,Churchill Livingstone – United Kingdom

APA In-text Citation: (Raynor et al., 2005)
APA Reference Page: Raynor, M., Marshall, J., & Sullivan, A. (2005). Decison making in Midwifery Practice (1st ed., p. 149). Elsever,Churchill Livingstone.

APA Book Citation Example #2

VANDENBROUCKE, R., RAYSON, H., WILLIAMSON, D., ELISHA, R., ENOCH, W., MAILMAN, D., ROBINSON, K. AND TAYLOR, T.
Contemporary Australian Plays
2014 – Bloomsbury Publishing

APA In-text Citation: (Vandenbroucke et al., 2014)
APA Reference Page: Vandenbroucke, R., Rayson, H., Williamson, D., Elisha, R., Enoch, W., & Mailman, D. et al. (2014). Contemporary Australian Plays (pp. 213-236). Bloomsbury Publishing.

APA Book Citation Example #3

SHAKESPEARE, W. AND HIBBARD, G. R.
Hamlet
1987 – Oxford UP – Oxford

APA In-text Citation: (Shakespeare & Hibbard, 1987)
APA Reference Page: Shakespeare, W., & Hibbard, G. (1987). Hamlet. Oxford UP.

APA Book Citation Example #4

DE QUINCEY, T. AND MORRISON, R.
Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings
2013 – Oxford University Press – Oxford

APA In-text Citation: (De Quincey & Morrison, 2013)
APA Reference Page: De Quincey, T., & Morrison, R. (2013). Confessions of an English opium-eater and other writings. Oxford University Press.

APA Book Citation Example #5

OLNEY, J.
Studies in autobiography
1985 – Oxford University Press – Oxford

APA In-text Citation: (Olney, 1985)
APA Reference Page: Olney, J. (1985). Studies in autobiography. Oxford University Press.

APA Book Citation Example #6

CLARKE, H. D., GOODWIN, M. J. AND WHITELEY, P.
Brexit
2019 – Cambridge University Press – Cambridge, UK

APA In-text Citation: (Clarke, Goodwin and Whiteley, 2019)
APA Reference Page: Clarke, H., Goodwin, M. and Whiteley, P., 2019. Brexit. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

APA Book Citation Example #7

ORWELL, G.
1984
1949 – Penguin Classics – London

APA In-text Citation: (Orwell, 1949)
APA Reference Page: Orwell, G. (1949). 1984. Penguin Classics.

APA Book Citation Example #8

CONTI, C.
CRITIQUE AND FORM: Adorno on “Godot” and “Endgame”
2004 – Editions Rodopi B.V. – Amsterdam

APA In-text Citation: (Conti, 2004)
APA Reference Page: Conti, C. (2004). CRITIQUE AND FORM: Adorno on "Godot" and "Endgame" (pp. 277-292). Editions Rodopi B.V.

APA Book Citation Example #9

BECKETT, S.
Waiting for Godot
1954 – Grove Press – New York

APA In-text Citation: (Beckett, 1954)
APA Reference Page: Beckett, S. (1954). Waiting for Godot. Grove Press.

APA Book Citation Example #10

CATULLUS, G. V. AND GODWIN, J.
Catullus: The Shorter Poems
2007 – Aris and Phillips – Warminster

APA In-text Citation: (Catullus and Godwin, 2007)
APA Reference Page: Catullus, G. and Godwin, J., 2007. Catullus: The Shorter Poems. 2nd ed. Warminster: Aris and Phillips.