There are a few essential elements of a book citation, including author(s), title, publisher, and year of publication. A book chapter additionally includes the title of the chapter as well as the title of the book.
When following APA style, make note of the particular capitalization conventions in the title, how author initials—not full first names—are used, and that the year of publication follows the author. Here is a color-coded guide to creating book citations, followed by additional examples.
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Lastname, A. A. (Year). Title of book italicized. Location:
Dweck, C. S. (2006). Mindset: The new psychology of success. New York: Random House.
Wheeler, S. C., DeMarree, K. G., & Petty, R. E. (2005). The roles of the self in priming-to-behavior
effects. In A. Tesser, J. V. Wood & D. A. Stapel (Eds.), On building, defending and
regulating the self: A psychological perspective (pp. 245-271). New York: Psychology Press.
Schwartz, S. J., Luyckx, K., & Vignoles, V. L. (Eds.). (2011). Handbook of identity theory and research.
New York: Springer.