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APA Citation Guide (6th edition): Book Reviews

This guide shows you how to cite using APA 6th edition

Formatting

Note: All citations should be double spaced and have a hanging indent in a Reference List.

A "hanging indent" means that each subsequent line after the first line of your citation should be indented by 0.5 inches.

Book Review From Library Database (No Title)

Author of Review's Last Name, First Initial. (Year of Publication). [Review of the book Title of Book: Subtitle if Any, by Book Author's First Initial. Second Initial if Given Last Name]. Name of Journal, Volume Number(Issue Number), first page number-last page number. Retrieved from Name of Database. doi: DOI Number if Given

Works Cited List Example  

 McKinley, A. (2018). [Review of the book Criminal investigative failures, by D. K. Rossmo]. Salus Journal, 6(1), 82-84. Retrieved from Directory of Open Access Journals.

In-Text Citation Example

 (Author's Last Name, Year of Publication, Page Number)

 Example: (McKinley, 2018, 83)

For more information on how to cite Book Reviews in APA, check out the APA Style Website: https://www.apastyle.org/learn/faqs/reference-book-review

Book Review from a Website (with Title)

Author of Review's Last Name, First Initial. (Year of Publication). Title of Review. [Review of the book Title of Book: Subtitle if Any, by Book Author's First Initial. Second Initial if Given Last Name]. Title of Website, Retrieved from url

Works Cited List Example  

 Bell, M. S. (2006, December 31). Are you my mother? [Review of the book Let the northern lights erase your name, by V. Vida]. The New York Times Book Review, Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/2006/12/31/books/review/Bell.t.html?ref-review

In-Text Citation Example

 (Author's Last Name, Year of Publication)

 Example: (Bell, 2018)