This category includes authored books (everything from Harry Potter to Nursing: Human Science and Human Care), edited books (editors are listed rather than an author), anthologies (includes work from multiple authors), or a work from an organization (like American Nurses Association). Reference works include dictionaries, manuals, encyclopedias, etc.
Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial if Given. (Year of Publication). Title of book: Subtitle if given. Publisher Name often shortened.
Watson, J. (2005). Caring science as sacred science. F.A. Davis.
With multiple publishers, list each by name, separated with a semi-colon:
Sitzman, K. & Watson, J. (2013). Caring science, mindful practice. Springer; F.A. Davis.
(Author's Last Name, Year)
Ex: (Watson, 2005)
If a DOI is available for your book, simply add the DOI URL at the end of the book citation. Ex:
Brown, L. S. (2013). Getting past your citation fear. Routledge. https://doi.org/10.1037/xxxxxxx-003
If an editor is credited on the cover of a book, you'll need to credit the editor in parentheses after the the title:
Meadows, D. H. (2008). Thinking in systems: A primer (D. Wright, Ed.). Chelsea Green Publishing.
Note: author is still listed in the usual place, no period after the end of the italicized title, and the editor's name is not italicized and ordered differently than the author (first initial and last name). You in-text citation will just list the author and year.
Citing an edited book follows the same convention of an authored book, except the editors are designated as such:
Johnson, C. R., DeAngelis, T., & Muhlenhaupt, M. (Eds.). (2015). Occupational therapy: Examination review guide (4th ed.). F.A. Davis.
Chapters in edited books contain an extra elements compared to regular books.
|Format||Author, A.A. (2019). Title of chapter in sentence case. In E.E. Editor (Ed.) Title of book (pp. 3-23). Publisher.|
Puzi, M.A., Reitz, S.M., & Scatta, M.E. (2015). Health promotion and well-being for people with physical disabilities. In Pendleton, H., Schultz-Krohn, W. (Eds.). Pedretti's occupational therapy: Practice skills for physical dysfunction (8th ed., pp. 58-70). Mosby.
(Author's Last Name, Year)
Ex: (Puzi, et al., 2019)
The above example includes author, chapter title, editors, book title, edition, and page numbers. It's complicated. Please consult with a librarian or your instructor if you don't feel comfortable with this format.
Hughes, R.G. (2009). The role of failure in philanthropic learning: A commentary on Chapters 1-3. In S.L. Isaacs & D.C. Colby (Eds.)., To improve health and health care: Volume XIII (pp. 1-9). Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
If the item has been previously published elsewhere, you will need to indicate that the end of the citation: (Original work published 2005)
For an in-text citation, you will include both dates
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