E-book with author(s): same as print version [from Electronic source using APA 5th ed.]


This format is for e-books which are facsimiles of the printed book. Examples are found in such collections as ebrary, MyiLibrary, dawsonera, JISC Historic Books, and Oxford Scholarship Online.

Use the same format as for a printed book, but add "Electronic version" in square brackets after the title.

Standard Form

Single author:
Author, Initials. (year). Title of book [Electronic version]. Place of publication: Publisher.

Multiple authors:
Author, Initials., Author 2, Initials., & Author 3, Initials. (year). Title of book [Electronic version]. Place of publication: Publisher.


Booth, K. (Ed.). (2011). Realism amd world politics [Electronic version]. Abingdon: Routledge.

Brzezinski, M. (2004). Fortress America: on the front lines of homeland security, an inside look at the coming surveillance state [Electronic version]. New York: Bantam Books.

Smith, A. H. (1899). Village life in China: A study in sociology [Electronic version]. New York: Fleming H. Revell Company.

Citation in Text

... avoid replacing the teacher with the resources (Armitage et al., 2007, p. 109).

So many people have subsequently disagreed with this assessment (Booth, 2011, p. 146) that an element of auto-critique ...

One of the effects of September 11th (Brzezinski, 2004, p. 17) was to ...

Lettmaier (2010, p. 54) asserts that marriage ....



  • If you have a chapter of a book supplied as a copyright-cleared scan, use this style for an authored book, or adapt this style to that for a chapter in an edited book, if that is what you have used. Use the pagination of the original.