Print Publication Examples

Select a print publication type to see the APA style format and an example reference.

Books

One author

Author last name, A. A. (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Name of publisher.

Popper, M. (2001). Hypnotic leadership: Leaders, followers, and the loss of self. Westport, CT: Praeger.

Two authors

Author last name, A. A., & Author last name, B. B. (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Name of publisher.

Sternburg, R. J., & Ben-Zeev, T. (2001). Complex cognition: The psychology of human thought. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Three to seven authors

Author last name, A. A., Author last name, B. B., Author last name, C. C., & Author last name D. D. (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Name of publisher.

Sune, C., Debarth, M., Eatherley, G., & Lee, E. (1999). Piaget’s theory of cognitive development. Montreal, Canada: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

More than seven authors

List the first six authors, followed by an ellipsis (three dots) and the last author’s name.

Edited books

Editor last name, E. E. (Ed[s].). (Year of publication). Title. Place of publication: Name of publisher.

Ritchie, J., & Lewis, J. (Eds.). (2003). Qualitative research practice: A guide for social science students and researchers. London, England: Sage.

Chapters in edited books

Author last name, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of chapter or essay. In E. E. Editor last name (Ed.), Title of book (pp. #-#). Place of publication: publisher.

Wallace, B. (2008). An easy life. In J. Urquhart (Ed.), The Penguin anthology of Canadian short stories (pp. 340-348). Toronto, Canada: Penguin Group Canada.

Journal articles

The volume number for a journal must be included in the reference. Only include the issue number when pagination for the journal restarts at 1 with each issue.

Author last name, A. A. (Year of publication). Article title. Journal Title, Volume(Issue if applicable), pages.

Tom, G. (2004). The endowment—institutional affinity effect. Journal of Psychology, 138, 160-170.

Encyclopedia articles

Article with author

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Article title. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of encyclopedia (edition, Volume, pages). Place of publication: Name of publisher.

Cunningham, N. (2013). Films, representation of violence and its effects in. In M. S. Eastin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of media violence (pp. 160-163). Los Angeles, CA: Sage.

Article with no author

Article title. (Year of publication). In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of encyclopedia (edition, Volume, pages). Place of publication: Name of publisher.

Psychological tests and measurement. (2002). In Encyclopædia britannica (15th ed., Vol. 26, pp. 289-293). Chicago, IL: Encyclopædia Britannica.

Newspaper articles

Author last name, A. A. (Year, month and day of publication). Article title. Newspaper Title, Pages.

Proudfoot, S. (2007, Jan 15). Familiarity does breed contempt. Edmonton Journal, p. A2.

Theses

Author last name, A. A. (Year of production). Title (Doctoral or master’s thesis). Name of institution, location.

McCallum, J. T. (2009). If Canada stands for peace, this is Canada's business: English-Canadian newspapers, peacekeeping and the Congo crisis, 1960-1961 (Master’s thesis). Carleton University, Ottawa.

Content last reviewed: August 2, 2018