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How to Cite eBooks in APA Style? (7th Edition Update)

The American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual in 2019 and replaced the previous one, the 6th edition. Since then, several things have changed. The 7th APA edition updated citing ebooks as well.

21.12.2020

How to Cite eBooks in APA Style? (7th Edition Update)

This short guide shows how to cite ebooks in the 7th edition of the APA Manual Publication. To give you an opportunity to practice your proofreading, we have left a few spelling, punctuation, or grammatical errors in the text. See if you can spot them! If you spot the errors correctly, you will be entitled to a 10% discount.

7th Edition of the APA Manual

The American Psychological Association (APA) introduced the 7th edition of the APA Publication Manual in 2019 andreplaced the previous one, the 6th edition. Since then, several things have changed. The 7th APA edition updated citing ebooks as well.

How to Cite eBooks in APA Style

Citing eBooks in APA Style (7th Edition Update)

  • With the 7th edition of the APA Manual, ebooks from academic databases are treated the same as print books. 

  • Database information is no longer required for ebooks.

  • The formats or devices are no longer required in the reference.

  • The publisher is included in the reference.

  • If available, DOI or non-database URL should be included. The DOI is formatted according to the new 7th edition guidelines.

 

APA 6th Edition

Kool, I. M. (2013). Loving APA all through graduate school. [Kindle version]. doi: http://doi.org/10.543w20.x032

 

APA 7th Edition

Kool, I. M. (2013). Loving APA all through graduate school. Three Letters University Press. https:/doi.org/10.543w20.x032

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