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APA 7th Edition Style Guide: Multi-Volume Works

How to set-up and cite your sources using APA 7th edition format.

Formatting your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.


Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263.

Multi-Volume Works

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
Multiple volumes from a multi-volume work (Levinson & Ember, 1996).

Levinson, D. & Ember, M. (Eds.). (1996). Encyclopedia of cultural anthropology (Vols. 1-4). Henry Holt.

Use Vol. for a single volume and Vols. for multiple volumes.                                                      

A single volume from a multi-volume work

(Nash, 1993).


Nash, M. (1993). Malay. In P. Hockings (Ed.), Encyclopedia of world cultures (Vol. 5, pp. 174-176). G.K. Hall.