Chapter 9: Academic Integrity and Style Rules (APA 7th edition)

Reference Page Examples – Books and Websites

As per APA (2020), below are reference page examples for books and websites.


Oftentimes, students wonder about how to cite this open educational resource. What we suggest is, you consider it an online book without a publisher. Therefore, the reference page citation would be as follows:

Lapum, J., St-Amant, O., Hughes, M., Tan, A., Bogdan, A., Dimaranan, F., Frantzke, R., & Savicevic, N. (2019). The scholarship of writing in nursing education: 1st Canadian edition (1st ed.).

***NOTE: You will notice that the book title is italicized. “1st Canadian edition” is in the title because it is part of the book title. The edition is again noted in parentheses to follow APA. And last, the weblink is included. There is no publication company associated with this book, so you just leave it blank. And of course, don’t forget to double space the entry and use a hanging indent for the lines following the first line.

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In addition to being updated to the APA (2020) 7th edition, the content for this page was adapted, with editorial changes and deletion of some examples, from:

Writing for Success 1st Canadian Edition by Tara Horkoff, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted. Download for free at:


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The Scholarship of Writing in Nursing Education: 1st Canadian Edition Copyright © 2019 by Jennifer Lapum; Oona St-Amant; Michelle Hughes; Andy Tan; Arina Bogdan; Frances Dimaranan; Rachel Frantzke; and Nada Savicevic is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License, except where otherwise noted.

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