Reference to an Entire Book:
Author. (Year of publication). Title of work: Sub-title (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher.
Treseler, K. M. (1995). Clinical laboratory and diagnostic tests: Significance and learning implications. Norwalk, CT: Appleton & Lange.
Two to Seven Authors - list all authors up to seven:
Strunk, W., Jr., & White, E. B. (1999). The elements of style. (4th ed.). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.
Eight or more authors:
List the first six authors followed by a comma, three ellipses, and the last author followed by a period then continue with the rest of the citation.
Harris, L.K., Hamu, A.J., Patnode, M.L., McDowell, R.E., Petras, M.J., Grant, D.A.,…Boulding, R.M. (2009). Logic structures in database design: A relative assessment using game theory. Laguna Beach, CA: Pegasus.
Author and Publisher are the Same:
American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.
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APA stands for American Psychological Association. APA Style is used to write papers and cite sources in the sciences such as nursing, psychology, and social sciences.
The purpose of citing sources is:
If you are asked to use APA format, be sure to consult the APA Publication Manual (6th edition), available at the MPC Library.
REF BF 76.7 .P83 2010
Many of the MPC databases provide MLA and APA citation formatting, but these are not always accurate.