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APA Books & Selections from Books,

Brochures, and Pamphlets


Examples of how to document the most common types of books, brochures, and book chapters are illustrated in this document. However, you might need to use a reference for a source which is not listed on this document.

In such a case, refer to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. (2001). (5th ed.). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format.


Article or chapter in an edited book

Rheingold, H. (1994). A slice of life in my virtual community. In L. Harasim

(Ed.), Global networks: Computers and international communication
(pp. 57-80). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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Article in an encyclopedia

Rodriguez, A. M. (1990). San Andreas Fault. In Collier's encyclopedia

(Vol. 23, pp. 440-442). Los Angeles: Collier's Encyclopedia.

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Book by one author

Reid, R. (1997). Architects of the web: 1,000 days that built the future

of business. New York: John Wiley & Sons.

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Book by two or more authors

Katzenbach, J. R., & D. K. Smith. (1993). The wisdom of teams: Creating

the high-performance organization. New York: HarperCollins.

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Book by a corporate author

The Arbinger Institute. (2000). Leadership and self-deception: Getting out

of the box. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler.

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Brochure or pamphlet

The Centre for Development and Population Activities. (1996). Gender equity:

Concepts and tools for development. [Pamphlet]. Washington DC: Author.

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Edited book

Harasim, L. (Ed.). (1994). Global networks: Computers and international

communication. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

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No author

Roget's college dictionary (4th ed.). (1985). New York: New American

Library.

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Reprinted work

Peterson, Veronica. (1985). Extracts from Peterson's cognitive

theory. In R. W. Anderson, J. F. Spohr, & P. M. Mathison (Eds.),

Cognition and memory (pp. 44-54). Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.

(Reprinted from Cognitive development, pp. 20-50, by Veronica

Peterson, 1969, Berkley, CA: University of California, Berkley Press).

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Translated article in an edited book

Lei, W. Y. (1991). Learning and instruction: Japanese research in an

international context (Noriyuki Ma, Trans.). In J. Pasche & D.

Kaye (Eds.), The potential of the word processor in instruction

(pp. 126-138). Oxford: Pergamon Press, Inc.

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Translated book

Fleischfresser, S. H. (1974). The complexities of Wernicke's

aphasia (A. C. Torres & R. R. Roquitte, Trans.). Hillsdale,

NJ: Erlbaum.(Original work published in 1928)

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