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General notes

See APA Referencing Style Guide - Books for definitive examples of APA-compliant references.

Books and book chapters – common issues

  • Check that only the first letter of the title and subtitle are capitalised (the name of a person or organisation, excepted) as EndNote often gets this wrong
  • Where relevant, enter data in either the URL, DOI or Name of Database fields
  • For republished or reprinted work use the date of the publication you read 
    • In the Original Publication field add the original publication date.
      Example: Smith, A. (1976). An inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. Chicago: Chicago University Press. (Original work published 1793)
    • In-text citation (Smith, 1793/1976)
  • Reference type Pamphlet is no longer used, use Book or Electronic book as detailed under Pamphlet below


When EndNote output does not follow the exact APA style try the following:

Resource Reference types Instruction Example
Book with a corporate author Book In the Author field enter the corporate author and add a comma after the name.

New Zealand Health Information Service. (2003). Report on maternity: Maternal and newborn information. Wellington, New Zealand: Ministry of Health.

Book with a corporate author as publisher Book Instead of the full name add author in the Publisher field.

New Zealand Universities Academic Audit Unit. (1998). Academic audit reports: Reports of the general academic audits of New Zealand universities. Wellington, New Zealand: Author.

Book with 8 or more authors Book Enter all the names in the Author field or just enter the first seven and then the last one.  All authors must be added if there are up to seven.

Watson, S., Gunasekara, G., Gedye, M., van Roy, Y., Ross, M., Longdin, L., ... Brown, L. (2003). Law of business organisations (4th ed.). Auckland, New Zealand: Palatine Press.

Book chapter Book section

Enter authors and editors in the appropriate fields.

Enter the title of the chapter in the Title field and the title of the book in the Book Title field.

Use Page and Volume fields to enter the page numbers and chapter and volume of the book (if applicable).

Easton, B. (2008). Does poverty affect health? In K. Dew & A. Matheson (Eds.), Understanding health inequalities in Aotearoa New Zealand (pp. 97–106). Dunedin, New Zealand: Otago University Press.

Edited book Edited book The Editor field appears instead of Author. Enter the names in the same way.

Sikes, P., & Potts, A. (Eds.). (2008). Researching education from the inside: Investigations from within. London, England: Routledge.

E-book with DOI Electronic book

If it is an edited e-book use the Edited Book reference type.

Leave out Place and Publisher.

Picon, A., Swift, M., & Lezama, C. (2013). Ornament: The politics of architecture and subjectivity.

E-book not from a database and without a DOI Electronic book
In the URL field include the full URL or the homepage URL.
Leave out Place and Publisher.

Austen, J. (1853). Pride and prejudice: A novel. Retrieved from

E-book from a Library database Electronic book
In the URL field include the URL but remove the ezprozy details.
Leave out Place and Publisher.

Best, A., Hanhimaki, J., Maiolo, J. A., & Schulze, K. E. (2015). International history of the twentieth century and beyond (3rd ed.).  Retrieved from https://ebookcentral-proquest-com

Edited book with edition comment Edited book If a book has a comment after the edition, e.g. 4th ed., text rev., enter all of it in the Accession Number field. Do not use the Edition field at all.

American Psychiatric Association. (2000). Diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders (4th ed., text rev.). Washington, DC: Author.

Pamphlet or brochure

Electronic book

Use the Type of Work field.  Enter Brochure or Pamphlet.

Gambles, I. (2009). Making the business case: Proposals that succeed for projects that work [Brochure]. Farnham, England: Ashgate.