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Citations: Deciphering and Using Them: Book Citation (APA 7th Ed.)

How to read a citation, and then locate the cited item.

Find this Book in the Library Catalog

(APA 7th Ed.) Citation for an authored book without a DOI number.


Diagram of APA 7th ed. citation for an authored book without a DOI number.

  • This citation tells us that the source is a book by a single author.
  • Books are typically longer than articles, and they can be more extensive in their treatment of a topic.
  • When searching for a book through the Library, it is best to use the Library Catalog, which is designed to identify books by author, title, or keyword.

Note: the information needed to compile the citation also appears in the record for the book in the Library Catalog.

Catalog record for book by Micky Lee.

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