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Referencing Guide: Online/Electronic book

APA Referencing and style guide

Online books

Online Book

When citing websites; cite books, journals, magazines, and newspapers the same as you would a print source, then add a retrieval statement. The retrieval statement says Retrieved from Do not end the reference with a period as readers may think it is a portion of the URL. The URL you use should be to the home page of the website rather than the direct URL to the article or book. 

List of References

Author, A. A. (Year of Publication). Title of book (edition). Retrieved from URL


Nevitte, N. (1996). The decline of deference: Canadian value change in cross-national perspective. Retrieved from         

In-text Citation

(Nevitte, 1996).