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Reference in APA 7

This guide provides formatting and presentation standards in APA 7 for ACAP students.

Reference Elements: Religious Works

Title of book in italics: Subtitle (A. TranslatorName, Trans.; # ed.). (Copyright year). Publisher Name. https://URL (Original work published YEAR)

Religious works published as books follow the book reference format. Religious works published as websites follow the webpage reference format.

Religious works are usually treated as having no author.

Use the year of publication of the version you are citing. Include the original publication date if you have one at the end of the reference. 

See Section 10.2 of the APA Publication Manual for more examples. Refer to the online APA Style Guide for more information.

The Bhagavad Gita (E. Easwaran, Trans.; 2nd ed.). (2007). The Blue Mountain Center of Meditation.

King James Bible. (2017). King James Bible Online. https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/ (Original work published 1769)

The Torah: The five books of Moses (3rd ed.). (2015). The Jewish Publication Society. (Original work published 1962)

Parenthetical Style

Running text ... (The Bhagavad Gita, 2007).

"Quoted text ..." (King James Bible, 1769/2017, 1 Cor. 13:1)

Running text ... (The Torah, 1962/2015). 

Narrative Style

The Bhagavad Gita (2007) ... running text.

King James Bible (1769/2017) "quoted text ..." (1 Cor. 13:1).

The Torah (1962/2015) ... running text.

Reference Elements: Ancient Works

Original Author (Copyright date current version). Title in italics: Subtitle (A. A. Editor-Name, Ed., A. A. Translator-Name, Trans.). Publisher Name or Website. Doi or Url (Original work published YEAR)

Use the year of publication of the version you are citing. Include the original publication date if you have one at the end of the reference. 

Use the abbreviation fro circa (ca.) for approximations of original publication dates.

See Section 10.2 of the APA Publication Manual for more examples.

Plato. (1994). Symposium (R. Waterfield, Trans.). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/actrade/9780199540198.book.1 (Original work published ca. 385–370 B.C.E.)

Shakespeare, W. (2014). Taming of the Shrew (L. Brady, Ed.). Cambridge University Press. (Original work published 1594)

Parenthetical Style

"Quoted text ... " (Plato, ca. 385-370 B.C.E./1994, p. 64).

"Quoted text ... " (Aristotle, ca. 350 B.C.E./1994, Part IV)

Running text ... (Shakespeare, 1594/2014). 

Narrative Style

Plato (ca. 385-370 B.C.E./1994) "... quoted text" (p. 64).

Aristotle (ca. 350 B.C.E./1994) "... quoted text" (Part IV).

Shakespeare (1594/2014) ... running text.