Reference List Author/Authors // Purdue Writing Lab This guide is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, 6th ed. The following rules for handling works by a single author or multiple authors apply to all APA-style references in your reference list, regardless of the type of work book, article, electronic resource, etc. Single Author. Last name first, followed by author initials.
How to Reference Authors in APA Format It provides selected citation examples for common types of sources. APA format establishes a number of clear rules for how to list reference works using author information. How you reference different sources varies depending on the number of authors to whom the source is attributed. For example, the way that you reference a single author will differ somewhat from how you reference a source with multiple authors.
Two Authors or Editors - APA Citation Style, 7th edition - Research. For more detailed information please consult a print copy of the style manual. The general format below refers to a book with two authors. If you are dealing with two editors instead of two authors, you would simply insert the names of the editors into the place where the authors' names are now, followed by "Eds." without the quotation marks see the Example.
Parenthetical Citations - APA Style Guide - UCF Research. For the best printing results for this guide, use the printer-friendly PDF format. Two authors -- List both authors' surnames and year. Three, four or five authors -- When a work has three, four, or five authors, cite all authors the first time the reference occurs; in subsequent citations, include only the surname of the first author, followed by et al. and the year.