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APA Referencing refresher: Books and eBooks

APA Referencing

Welcome to this Refresher on APA Referencing. 

Use these pages to practice referencing books, ebooks, journal articles and websites in the APA style.

Books and eBooks

A reference is made of four parts:

  • Who? Author’s surname/s, Initial/s.
  • When? Year of publication
  • What? Title of Book. Edition if applicable.
  • Where?  Place of publication: Publisher

This information is written in the following format:

Author’s surname/s, Initial/s. (Year of publication) Title of Book. (Edition if applicable.), Place of publication: Publisher.


How would you reference this book? 

Counselling Skills and Theory (3rd edition) by Margaret Hough

Try it yourself

Click Run to create your reference. 

Enter each piece of information then hit Enter.

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