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APA 7th Referencing UniSkills: Books

APA 7th referencing




Author Surname, Initial(s). (year). Title of book in italics: Subtitle (# ed). Publisher Name. or URL

Reference list examples

Crawford, L. A., & Novak, K. B. (2018). Individual and society: Sociological social psychology (2nd ed.). Routledge. 

Doyle, T., McEachern, D., & MacGregor, S. (2015). Environment and politics (4th ed.). Routledge.

Zusak, M. (2013). The messenger. Pan Macmillan Australia.

Chapter in an edited book


Chapter Author Surname, Initial(s). (Year). Title of chapter. In Editor Initial(s). Editor Surname (Ed.), Title of book in italics: Subtitle (# ed., pp. chapter page range). Publisher Name. or URL


Reference list examples

Evia, J. L., Laserna, R., & Skaperdas, S. (2014). Sociopolitical conflict and economic performance in Bolivia. In K. Warneryd (Ed.), The economics of conflict: Theory and empirical evidence (pp. 127-175). MIT Press.

Kaye, J. (2014). The regulation of human genomics research. In D. Kumar & C. Eng (Eds.), Genomic medicine: Principles and practice (2nd ed., pp. 259-269). Oxford University Press.


Conference paper


Author Surname, Initial(s). (year, Month Day). Title of paper in italics [Type of presentation]. Title of Conference: Subtitle, Location. or URL

Reference list examples

Della Vedova, M. L., Tacchini, E., Moret, S., Ballarin, G., DiPierro, M., & de Alfaro, L. (2018, May 16). Automatic online fake news detection combining content and social signals [Paper presentation]. 22nd Conference of Open Innovations Association: FRUCT, Jyvaskyla, Finland.

Novak, D., & Verber, D. (2015, July 21). Assessment of the influence caused by random events within a real-time strategy game engine on a game bot gameplay [Paper presentation]. 8th Annual International Conference on Computer Games, Multimedia and Allied Technology, Singapore.

White, H., Chan, J., & Cairns, A. (2020, February 13). Practitioner and researcher collaboration through a student master's paper [Paper presentation]. VALA 2020: Focus on the Future, Melbourne.




Author Surname, Initial(s). (year). Title of dissertation or thesis in italics [Doctoral dissertation or Master's thesis, Name of Institution Awarding the Degree]. Source Name. URL

Reference list examples

Gao, W. (2018). Fuel properties and thermal processing of bio-oil and its derived full mixtures [Doctoral dissertation, Curtin University]. espace.

Ling, J. (2015). Lords and ladies of the modern age [Master's thesis, Mills College]. ProQuest Dissertations and Theses.


Religious works


Title of work in italics. (year). Publisher Name. URL (Original work published Year)


Reference list examples

King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. (Original work published 1769)

The Qur'an (M. A. S. Abdel Haleem, Trans.). (2004). Oxford University Press. 


Classic works


Author Surname, Initial(s). (year). Title of work in italics (Translator Initial(s). Surname, Trans.; Editor Initial(s). Surname, Ed.; # ed.). Publisher Name. or URL (Original work published Year)


Reference list examples

Aristotle. (1997). Poetics (G. Whalley, Trans.; J. Baxter & P. Atherton, Eds.). McGill-Queen's University Press. (Original work published ca. 350 B.C.E.)

Shakespeare, W. (1988). Richard III (J. Hankey, Ed.). Bristol Classic Press. (Original work published 1597)

Shakespeare, W. (2012). Romeo and Juliet. First Avenue Editions. (Original work published 1599)