For an overview of the various ways to cite information in text in APA style, see the Purdue OWL, which provides an overview of the basic in text citation formats.
Basic Book Citation
Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year). Title of book. Location: Publisher.
(Note: Some of the citations below may also include an article or chapter title and editors)
Example Book Citation, One author
Browne, D. (2008). Goodbye 20th century: A biography of
Sonic Youth. Cambridge, MA: Da Capo Press.
Example Book Citation, Multiple authors
Crampton, L., & Rees, D.(2003). Rock & roll year by year. New York: DK Pub. in Association with the Rock and Roll
Hall of Fame and Museum.
Example Book Citation, Article or chapter in an edited book
Waksman, S. (2006). Black sound, black body:
Jimi Hendrix, the electric guitar and themeaning
of blackness. In A. Bennett, B. Shank, & J. Toynbee (Eds.), The popular music
studies reader (pp. 64-70). New
Example Book Citation, Electronic Version of a Print Book
Prager, M. (2008). Reason 4 power! The comprehensive guide
[Safari Books Online version]. Retrieved from http://0-