We've already seen what an APA citation looks like for a print book in previous steps. In the 7th edition of APA style, a citation for an electronic book that does not contain a DOI number looks exactly the same as the citation for the print version of that book, as in the first example below. However, an ebook with a DOI number is treated a little differently. See the second example below for a citation to an ebook with a DOI number:
Example 1: Ebook WITHOUT a DOI Number (Same as for print book):
Following is a citation to an electronic book (ebook) from a typical ebook database that does not have a DOI number (remember that this citation looks exactly the same as it would for a print version of the book);
Bristol, D. W. J. (2009). Knights of the razor: Black barbers in slavery and freedom. Johns Hopkins University Press.
Example 2: Ebook WITH a DOI Number:
Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist theory (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000092-000
Scroll down to the next sections to discuss the formatting of each individual element of the Reference citation for an ebook with a DOI number, using Example 2 (remember that much of the citation will look the same as for an ebook, but with an added step).
Brown, L. S.
Now move on to the next section to look at how to format the date of publication.
Brown, L. S. (2018).
Now go to the next section to see how the title of the e-book is formatted in APA style.
Now let's look at the book title:
Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy
Now scroll down to the next section to see how the edition is formatted.
Let's look now at how to format the edition (other than the first) of an ebook:
Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed.).
Brown, L. S. (2018). Feminist therapy (2nd ed.). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000092-000