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How to Cite Reprinted Works in APA Style

by Susan Sherwood, Demand Media

    Reprinted material is previously published work that has been reissued, often due to demand. Classic and popular books are reprinted to make more copies available. The sixth edition of the "Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association" sets up guidelines for citing these sources.

    In-Text Citation

    When using information from a reprinted book, include an in-text citation inside parentheses. Insert the author's last name, a comma, the original publication year, a backslash and the recent publication year; for example: (Doe, 1941/1998).

    References Page

    Include in-text citations of reprinted books on the References page. Begin with the author's last name, a comma, initials and a period. Put the recent publication year inside parentheses. Add a period. List the italicized title of the book in sentence case followed by a period. Next goes the publication location, a colon, the publisher and a period. Finish with "Original work published" and the year within parentheses; for instance: Doe, J. (1998). The most reprinted book in the world. New York: Big City Publishers. (Original work published 1941)

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    About the Author

    Living in upstate New York, Susan Sherwood is a researcher who has been writing within educational settings for more than 10 years. She has co-authored papers for Horizons Research, Inc. and the Capital Region Science Education Partnership. Sherwood has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction from the University at Albany.

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