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Comparing APA and AMA Style: Books

Citing Books

Information Needed to Cite a Book in APA

  • Chapter author(s) (if citing just a chapter)
  • Publication year
  • Book author and/or Editor Names
  • Book title including the edition (where applicable)
  • Page numbers (if citing a chapter)
  • Publisher name
  •  DOI or URL where available (applies to ebooks)

Sample APA Book Citations

Entire Print Book

Strittmatter, C., & Bratton, V. K. (2016). Teaching plagiarism prevention to college students. An ethics based approach. Rowman & Littlefield.


Book Chapter

Whittemore, R. & Grey, M. (2006). Experimental and quasiexperimental designs. In LoBiondo-Wood, G. & Haber, J., Nursing research: Methods and critical appraisal for evidence-based practice (6th ed., pp. 220-237). Mosby Elsevier. 



Zhang, Y. H. (2016) Against plagiarism: A guide for editors and authors. Springer.


IMPORTANT NOTE:  APA References lists require a hanging indent.  This online guide does not allow a hanging indent in this box.

Information Needed to Cite a Book in AMA

  • Chapter names (if citing just a chapter)
  • Chapter title (if citing just a chapter)
  • Book authors/editors/translators names
  • Title of book
  • Edition (if applicable)
  • Publisher name
  • Year of copyright
  • Page numbers (when specific pages are cited)

Sample AMA Book Citations

Entire Print Book

Strittmatter C, & Bratton VK. Teaching Plagiarism Prevention to College Students. An Ethics Based Approach. Rowman & Littlefield;.2016.


Book Chapter

Whittemore R, Grey, M. Experimental and quasiexperimental designs. In: LoBiondo-Wood G, Haber, J., Nursing Research: Methods and Critical Appraisal for Evidence-Based Practice 6th ed, Mosby Elsevier;  2006:220-237.



Zhang YH. Against Plagiarism: A Guide for Editors and Authors. Springer; 2016. Accessed August 17, 2023.doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24160-9.