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Quick Study Guide for understanding how to cite a book or eBook in APA 7th edition

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What are Academic Books?

Academic books are a diverse and integral part of the scholarly landscape, serving multiple purposes in the world of academia and research. Academic books encompass a rich array of formats and purposes, from facilitating learning through textbooks to advancing knowledge through specialized monographs, critical discussions, and interdisciplinary explorations. These publications play a vital role in disseminating research, fostering intellectual discourse, and enhancing education across a wide range of academic disciplines. Please note, while books can indeed be peer-reviewed, the extent and rigour of the peer-review process can vary depending on the type of book, the publisher, and the intended audience. 

Citing different Types of Books

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Software Options

Citation Software Options

  • Zotero: Zotero is freely accessible citation and research management software.
  • Endnote: EndNote is a reference manager that helps you save time formatting citations, so you can focus on your research.
  • Mendeley: Mendeley brings your research to life, so you can make an impact on tomorrow
  • Papers: Papers helps you collect and curate the research material that you're passionate about.