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APA 7 Citation Style: Anthology or Edited Book

Students' guide to APA 7

APA 7 Citation -- Anthology or Edited Book

References List Format

Last name of editor, First and middle initial of editor. (Ed.). (Year of publication). Title of book (edition if any).


In-Text Citation Format (Direct Quote)

(Editor’s Last Name, Year of publication, p. #)


In-Text Citation Format (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Editor’s Last Name, Year of publication)

References List Example

‚ÄčLeninger, M. M. (Ed.). (1991). Culture care diversity and universality: A theory of nursing. National League

     for Nursing Press.


In-Text Citation Example (Direct Quote)

(Leninger, 1991, p. 135)


In-Text Citation Example (Paraphrased or Summarized)

(Leninger, 1991)

Quick Note:  If you have more than one editor, you would follow the same rules for citing books.  The only difference would be adding (Eds.) after the editors' information.  

A Word About Punctuation

The punctuation in your citations does matter.  Make sure you pay attention to where the periods and commas are in the examples. 

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