Here are the most common types of books you might have to cite using APA style.
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1. Author’s last name and initials of first name (and middle name)
2. Publication year inside a parenthesis
3. Title (including subtitles) italicized
4. City (complete) and state of publication (abbreviated) separated by a comma. Follow the state of publication with a colon
5. Publisher’s name (not including Inc., Co., or Publishers)
Cheng, E. (2016). How to Bake π: An Edible Exploration of the
Mathematics of Mathematics. New York, NY: Basic Books.
After reviewing some of these specific points, you should have noticed the following:
You don’t need to become an APA master in order to cite correctly, you simply need to become familiar with this style of citing.
There is a general pattern (format) for citing different types of sources. Depending on the additional information that you need to include, there particular places where the information needs to be inserted.
Take a quick look at the slides below:
If you are citing an introduction, a preface, a foreword or afterword, use the following way to cite it:
Fuentes, C. (2008). Foreword. In M. Azuela, The Underdogs: A Novel of the Mexican Revolution (p. x). New York, NY: Penguin Books.