General format for books
Author(s). Year of publication. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Place of publication: Publisher.
Items in green indicate variations in the citation based on the format.
Book with one author
Dixon, Wallace E. 2003. Twenty Studies that Revolutionized Child
Psychology. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.
Book with two or more authors
Mash, Eric J., and David A. Wolfe. 1999. Abnormal Child
Psychology. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Book without an author
The Good Housekeeping Illustrated Book of Childcare: From
Newborn to Preteen. 1995. New York: Hearst Books.
Electronic book (e-book) with URL
Hersen, Michel, and Robert T. Ammerman, eds. 2000. Advanced
Abnormal Child Psychology. 2nd ed. Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum. Accessed September 2, 2012. Retrieved from http://0www.netlibrary.com. library2.pima.edu/.
Book published in 2nd or subsequent edition
Helfer, Ray E., Ruth S. Kempe, and Richard D. Krugman. 1997. The
Battered Child. 5th ed. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.
- Insert edition of book after the title of the book, abbreviating edition with ed.
Book with editors instead of authors
Torr, James D., ed. 2004. Crime and Criminals. San Diego:
- An edited book is a collection of articles or chapters, often written by various authors. It has an editor instead of an author, indicated by the (Ed.) after the list of editors.
- Use the example above if you are citing the book as a whole. To cite one of the articles in the book, see section on Articles or Chapters within a Book