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APA Guide for Business Students: Books

Books APA Citation Basic Rules

1. Author(s) last  name appears first followed by author's initials.

2. Date is always second and recorded in parentheses.

3. First word of title and subtitle  is capitalized. Capitalize and names that appear in the title. Italicize the title.

4. Record  the Place : Publisher - However if the book is online, record the publisher's URL  and not place and publisher. See example in Books with 2 Authors Box.

Books with one Author

Reference List
Godin, S. (2005). All marketers are liars: The power of
      telling authentic stories in a low-trust world

New York: Portfolio.

In-text citation  → (Godin, 2005)

Books With Two Authors

Reference List
Krafft,M., & Mantrala, M. K. (2006). Retailing in the 21st century
      Retrieved from

In-text citation → (Mantrala & Krafft, 2006) 

Chapter in Edited Book

Reference List
Burner, A. D. & Kamins, S. B. (1999). Has Japan entered a new era of
      financial constraint? R. In R. Aggarvel (Ed.), Restructuring
      Japanese business for growth: startegy, financial, managmet
​      and marketing perspective 
(pp. 81-100). Boston: Kluwer
​      Academic.

In-Text citation → (Brunner & Kamin, 2012)

Edited Book:(multiple authors with editors compiling and editiong text)

Reference List
Rudolph. T., Schlegelmilch, B. B., Bauer, A., Franch, J. & Meise,
        J. N. (2012). Diversity in European marketing. 
        doi:10.1007/978- 3-8349-6976-7.

In-text citation → (Ruldolph, Schlegelmilch, Bauer, Franch, & Meise, 2012).

In-text citation +2d →  (Rudolph et al., 2012)