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APA Referencing - Education & Counselling students: Book

This guide provides information on how to reference using the APA 6th edition referencing style. PLEASE NOTE: Theology students should use Chicago Footnote Style

How to reference a book

Book (One author)

In-text reference

Cash (2011) identified ten elements in a differentiated classroom.

OR

There are ten elements in a differentiated classroom (Cash, 2011).

Reference List 

Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of the book: Subtitle of the book. City of publication, State or Country of publication: Publisher. 

Cash, R. (2011). Advancing differentiation: Thinking and learning for the 21st century. Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Book (Two authors)

In-text reference

Barker and Powell (2014) explained that when someone comes to a counselling session they will have considered what they want to talk about. 

OR

When a person comes to a counselling session they will have considered what they want to talk about (Barker & Powell, 2014). 

Reference List

Surname, Initial., & Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of the book: Subtitle of the book. City of publication, State or Country of publication: Publisher. 

Barker, G., & Powell, C. (2014). From woe to go: A training text for Christian counsellors. Bloomington, IN: Balboa Press. 

Book (Three to five authors)

In-text reference

First citation: Morgan, Comber, Freebody and Nixon (2014) encouraged teachers to use data from the students' writing to help plan future lessons.  

Subsequent citations: Morgan et al. (2014) discovered at many schools students had individual laptops and accessed and submitted information via the school intranet. 

OR

First citation: Teachers should be encouraged to use data from the students' writing to help plan future lessons (Morgan, Comber, Freebody, & Nixon, 2014).  

Subsequent citations:  At some schools students may have individual laptops and access and submit information via the school intranet (Morgan et al., 2014).

Reference List

Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., & Surname, Initial (Year). Title of the book: Subtitle of the book. City of publication, State or Country of publication: Publisher. 

Morgan, A., Comber, B., Freebody, P., & Nixon, H. (2014). Literacy in the middle years: Learning from collaborative classroom research. Newtown, NSW: Primary English Teaching Association.

Book (Six to seven authors)

In-text reference

NB: Cite the surname of the first author and then write et al. for in-text references

Kramer et al. (2011) discussed the positive impact collaborative teaching can have on student achievement.

OR

Collaborative teaching has been shown to have a positive impact on student achievement (Kramer et al., 2011). 

Reference List

NB: Write the names of all the authors in the reference list 

Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., & Surname, Initial (Year). Title of the book: Subtitle of the book. City of publication, State or Country of publication: Publisher. 

Kramer, S., Lewis, J., Hogan, F., Waters, G., Watson, B., Jones, M., & Smith, M. (2011). Collaborative teaching in the Middle School. Boston, MA: Stellar Books. 

Book (Eight or more authors)

In-text reference

NB: Cite the surname of the first author and then write et al. for in-text references

Louden et al. (2000) concluded that difficulties with numeracy were less than difficulties with literacy for primary school students.

OR

The report concluded that difficulties with numeracy were less than difficulties with literacy for primary school students (Louden et al., 2000).

Reference List 

NB: When there are more than eight authors include the first six authors' names, then insert an ellipsis and then the final author's name.

Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial., Surname, Initial.,... Surname, Initial. (Year). Title of the book: Subtitle of the book. City of publication, State or Country of publication: Publisher. 

Louden, W., Chan, L. K., Elkins, J., Greaves, D., House, H., Milton, M.,...Van Kraayenoord, C. (2000). Mapping the territory: Primary students with learning difficulties: Literacy and numeracy. Canberra, Australia: Department Education, Training and Youth Affairs.

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Referencing other types of books

In-text reference

According to Young (2007), there is frequently distrust in the relationship between school and the parents of school students.

OR

The relationship between schools and the parents of students is often fraught with issues (Young, 2007, p. 300).

Reference list

Young, B. (2007). The collaborative school community. In J. L. Drexler (Ed.), Schools as communities (pp. 299-316). Colorado Springs, CO: Purposeful Design.

In an edited book, the editor(s) may or may not have written a chapter within the book. If referencing or quoting from a chapter, cite the chapter (see Chapter in an edited book tab). If citing the entire book (rare), the in-text citation will be similar to a citation for an authored book.

In-text reference

The compilation of research on memory in autism by Boucher and Bowler (2010) remains an influential publication in this area.  

OR

In an influential publication on memory in autism (Boucher & Bowler, 2010) ...

Reference list

Boucher, J., & Bowler, D. (Eds.). (2010). Memory in autism: theory and evidence. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press.

In-text reference

According to the Board of Studies NSW (2003) Commerce should provide students with knowledge that helps them make wise decisions about consumer, financial, business, legal and employment issues. 

OR

Studying Commerce provides students with knowledge that helps them make wise decisions about consumer, financial, business, legal and employment issues (Board of Studies NSW, 2003).

 

Reference list

NB: If the corporate author is also the publisher you write "Author" after the place of publication

Board of Studies NSW. (2003). Commerce Years 7-10 syllabus. North Sydney, NSW: Author.  

In-text reference

Marsh and Hart (2011) discuss how for students technology is a part of their natural landscape.

OR

For students today technology is a part of their natural landscape (Marsh & Hart, 2011). 

 

Reference list

NB: An edition number is not required for a first edition 

Marsh, C., & Hart, C. (2011). Teaching the social sciences and humanities in an Australian curriculum (6th ed.). Frenchs Forest, NSW: Pearson Australia.  

In-text reference

Sometimes you may want to use a reference that refers to another source that you don't have access to directly. Here is an example in a block quote.

Hans Asperger noted that:

[T]here is an inability to learn from adults in conventional ways. Instead, the autistic individual needs to create everything out of his own thought and experience. More often than not this results in defective performance, even in the more able autistic individuals (p. 56). (Asperger, 1944, trans. Frith, 1991, cited in Scheuffgen, et al., 2000, p. 89)

The writer who included this block quote in her assignment had access to the Schueffgen (2000) reference but not the translation by Frith (1991), or the original 1944 work by Hans Asperger. The Frith reference was unavailable and the Asperger (1944) reference was in German. Note that the original work by Asperger is listed first, the translation is listed second, then 'cited in' precedes the reference that the writer actually consulted. The page number of the Scheuffgen reference is given last. The Scheuffgen reference had already been cited earlier in the assignment, so et al. was used instead of listing multiple authors. 

For Endnote users: The Scheuffgen (2000) reference was inserted as an in-text reference and, in the Word document, the reference was edited (by right-clicking the in-text reference) to add the other two references as a prefix, including the words 'cited in'.

 

Reference list

In the Reference list, the citation appeared as:

Scheuffgen, K., Happé, F., Anderson, M. & Frith, U. (2000). High 'intelligence', low 'IQ'? Speed of processing and measured IQ in children with autism. Development and Psychopathology, 12(01), 83-90.

In-text reference

(author, publication year of translation)

(Lohfink, 1999)

Reference list

Author surname, Initial. (publication year of translation). Title (Translator initials, surname, Trans.). Place of publication: Publisher.

Lohfink, G. (1999). Does God need the church? Toward a theology of the people of God (L. M. Maloney, Trans.). Collegeville, MN: Liturgical Press.

 

Citation of the original work is not needed:

Lohfink, G. (1998). Braucht Gott die Kirche? zur Theologie des Volkes Gottes: Freiburg im Breisgau, Urfeld-Verl.

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