How do I create an APA reference & citation for my eTextbook?


Use the example below to create a reference for an etextbook.

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Note: In the source segment of the reference, use the DOI number.  If there is no DOI number, use the precise URL.  If the resource is from the online library, and does not have a DOI number, use the permalink.


Reference pattern:

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of book (2d ed.). Publisher Name. https://DOI or



Watkins, R., & Corry, M. (2014). E-Learning companion: A student's guide

to online success (4th ed.). Wadsworth.



Example in-text citations for above example:

(Watkins & Corry, 2014)

(Watkins & Corry, 2014, p. 15)

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