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APA Style: Citing Your Sources

What's in this guide?

This page has information on how to cite:

  • Books and e-books
  • Dissertations
  • The DSM-5

Citing DSM-5

The link below, from the APA Style Blog, details how to cite the DSM - 5.

Books, etc.

General Form:

     Author, A. A. (yyyy). Title of book. Location: Publisher.

Authored Books

Jansson, B. (2001). The sixteen-trillion-dollar mistake: How the U.S. bungled its national priorities from the New Deal to the present. New York: Columbia University Press.

Edited Books

Rossi, A.R. (Ed.). (2001). Caring and doing for others: Social responsibility in the domains of family, work, and community. Chicago: University of Chicago Press.

Article or Chapter in an Edited Book (Note: Citations of a chapter in an edited book include p. or pp. before the page numbers, all within parentheses.)

Rappaport, B. A. (1999). On-site school-based mental health clinics: 15 years of experience in Orange County, California. In A.H. Esman, & L. T. Flaherty, (Eds.), Adolescent psychiatry: Development and clinical studies, (pp. 91-100). Hillsdale, NJ: The Analytic Press.

Doctoral Dissertation

     General Form:

     Author, A. A. (yyyy). Title of doctoral dissertation or master's thesis (Doctoral dissertation or master's thesis). Retrieved from Name of database. (Accession or Order No.)

Fraser, R. A. (1999). Decision making in child custody: A comparison of legal and mental health professionals (Doctoral dissertation). Retrieved from Dissertation Abstracts. (Accession or Order No.)