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


Rasmussen has eTextbooks from a couple of different publishers/vendors. The reference for each will differ slightly.

See also: https://guides.rasmussen.edu/apa/coursematerials

Note: for eTextbooks we have provided the URL of the vendor instead of the Publisher (aka to VitalSource instead of Cengage or F.A. Davis). You could choose the publisher and make a logical and cogent argument for your choice. APA is not entirely clear on the issue. When in doubt, ask your instructor what they prefer.

VitalSource eTextbooks

Reference pattern:

Author. (Date). Title. [VitalSource ed.]. http://www.vitalsource.com


Watkins, R., & Corry, M. (2011). E-Learning companion: A student's guide

to online success (2nd ed.). [VitalSource ed.].


Example in-text citations for above example:

(Watkins & Corry, 2011)

(Watkins & Corry, 2011, p. 15)

Flat World Knowledge eTextbooks:

Reference Pattern(s):

Author. (Date). Title. [Portable document format]. http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/


de Blij, H. J., & Muller, P.O. (2010). Geography: Realms, regions and

concepts (14th ed.). [Portable document format]. http://catalog.flatworldknowledge.com/

Example in-text citations for above example:

(de Blij & Muller, 2010)

(de Blij & Muller, 2010, p. 3)

Thuze eTextbooks from Bridgepoint Education

Reference Pattern(s):

Author. (Date). Title. [Portable document format]. http://bridgepointeducation.com/

Example (note: look in your course's Syllabus tab for information about your text)

Bridgepoint Education. (n.d.). Principles of accounting: Volume 1. [Portable

document format]. http://bridgepointeducation.com/

Sole, K. (n.d.). Writing college research papers. [Portable

document format]. http://bridgepointeducation.com/

Example in-text citations for above examples:

(Bridgepoint Education, n.d.)

(Bridgepoint Education, n.d., p. 45)

(Sole, n.d.)

(Sole, n.d., p. 56)


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