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APA Style Guide: eBook

This guide explains how to use the APA Style. It includes a short tutorial.


Reference: Authors Last name, Initials. (Year). Title of work. Publisher. URL/DOI

Example: Gilbert, P. (2009). The compassionate mind: Compassion focused therapy. Robinson.


  • Author Last name (Year)    
  • (Author Last name, Year)


  • Gilbert (2009) shows that….
  • Being conscious of our thoughts and their effect on us is key to this theory (Gilbert, 2009).

Note on URLs: To get a shorter URL, such as the one above, go to the eBook itself and see if a shortened URL is provided. This is sometimes called a citable link or something similar.

Note: If there are no page numbers, and you need to quote directly from a source, include either a section heading or paragraph number in your in-text-citation, e.g. Gilbert, 2009, para. 6.

Still unsure what in-text citation and referencing mean? Check here

Still unsure why you need to reference all this information? Check here.

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