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APA (7th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Multivolume work

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Multivolume Work

Below you will find guidance and examples of how to reference several volumes of a multivolume work, and how to reference one volume of a multivolume work.


In text citations


Harris et al. (2012) state that...
...(Harris et al., 2012).


Fiske et al. (2010) believe that...
...(Fiske et al., 2010).


Travis and White (2018) however argue that...
...(Travis & White, 2018).

Reference list

Several volumes of a multivolume work:

Last name, Initial(s)., Last name, Initial(s). (Ed.). (Year). Title (volume numbers). Publisher. DOI


Harris, K. R., Graham, S., & Urdan T. (Eds.). (2012). APA educational psychology handbook (Vols. 1–3). American Psychological Association.

One volume of a multivolume work:


Fiske, S.T., Gilbert, D.T., & Lindzey, G. (2010). Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., Vol. 1). John Wiley & Sons,

If the volume does not have its own title, as in the example above, include the volume number in brackets without italics.


Travis, C.B., & White, J.W. (Eds.). (2018). APA handbook of the psychology of women: Vol. 1. History, theory, and battlegrounds. American Psychological Association.

If the volume has its own title, as in the example above, include the volume number and title after the main title in italics.