APA 6th Referencing Guide — Ebook

University of Huddersfield

APA Referencing Guide — ebook


  • Ereader in square brackets where applicable e.g. [Kindle version]
  • Add DOI or URL
  • If the ebook is available online via the University of Huddersfield library, e.g. Dawsonera, ProQuest Ebook Central, omit the bracketed information from the reference.
  • For ebooks without page numbers there is no official guidance in APA. You can use the chapter headings to indicate the ‘location' of the quoted section. You can use the location instead because it doesn't change.
Format and order
  • Author(s)/editor(s) (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial)
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • Title. (in italics followed by a full stop)
  • (Edition number ed.). (If an edition is included omit the full stop after title and add after the round bracket following the edition number)
  • [Ereader version]. (If this is added omit the full stop after the title and edition number and add full stop after e.g. Kindle, in square brackets)
  • doi: (if there is a DOI)
  • Retrieved from URL (only include if there is no DOI)
In-text citation

… (Keilty & Dean, 2013, p. 28).

In-text citation (ereader version)

‘I'm fine. Just a little tired' (Weir, 2017, location 1046).

Reference list

Keilty, P., & Dean, R. (Eds.). (2013). Feminist and queer information studies reader. Retrieved from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com

Reference list (with edition)

Kinsella, C., & Connor, K. (2015). Introducing mental health: A practical guide (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://ebookcentral.proquest.com

Reference list (from a Kindle book)

Weir, A. (2017). Artemis [Kindle version]. Retrieved from http://www.amazon.co.uk

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