Q. How do I cite an employee handbook?

Answer

The citation for an employee handbook will vary depending on if it is:

  • A print book
  • An e-book
  • A website   
  • For examples, see below or visit the APA Help guide.

Examples:

For print handbook:

Author's last name, Author's first Initial. (year of publication). Book title in italics. (edition, if there is one). City where it was published, State abbreviation: Name of publishing house.

*Use the company name if there is no author.

Example of a print book reference citation: 

Waller, B. N. (2016). Smith Corp. employee handbook (3rd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall.

For e-book:

Author's last name, Author's first Initial. (year of publication). Book title in italics. (edition, if there is one). City where it was published, State abbreviation: Name of publishing house. Retrieved from (name) database.

*Use the company name if there is no author.

An example of an electronic book reference citation:

Zeinert, K. (2015). Employee handbook. Brookefield, CT: Millbrook Press. Retrieved from eBooks on EBSCOhost.

For a website handbook:

Author's name/Company name. (date). Title of the handbook in italics. Retrieved from http://www.

An example of a handbook from a website:

Starbucks. (2015). Public policy and internal standards. Retrieved from http://www.starbucks.com/responsibility/learn-more/policies.

For more help with APA style, go to the APA Help Guide.

If you have additional questions, contact your Campus Librarians. Thank you for using ASK US.

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