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Book Review
NOTE: It is often preferable to find and cite the full book/ebook, but book reviews can be used and cited when what the reviewer has to say is applicable to your research.

Elements: Reviewer’s Last name, Reviewer’s First and Middle initials. (Year, Month and Day). Title of the review [Review of the book Title of the book italicized, by Author’s First and Middle initials Author’s Last name]. Title of the Periodical in which the Review is Published italicized, Volume number italicized(Issue number if available), Page numbers. If found online, include the DOI or the URL

Flower, T. (1998, February 24). Blues sisters [Review of the book Blues legacies and black feminism: Gertrude “Ma” Rainey, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday, by A.Y. Davis]. Village Voice, 8, 139-141. http://www.villagevoice.com

Elements: Author’s Last name, Author’s First and Middle initials, & Last names and initials of other authors, if any. (Year of publication). Title of program in italics (Version) [Computer software or Mobile app]. Publisher Name or App Store. URL if available.

Adobe Photoshop (Version 6) [Computer software]. (2000). Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Personal communications, which are considered “nonrecoverable data” by the APA, are information that readers cannot typically access. These include personal interviews, emails, letters, and phone calls. This information should be cited within the text, but not included in a References list. For information on how to cite personal communications within the text, see the Personal Communications page.

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