Answered By: Erin McDaniel
Last Updated: Aug 08, 2019     Views: 44761

For basic rules of APA citation, check out our APA guide linked below



Yes, you have to cite the subtitle. Give the full title of the book, including the subtitle. Capitalize only the first word of the title, and the first word of any subtitle; also capitalize any proper names in the title. Separate title and subtitle with a colon (:). If the book is a volume in a titled series of books, add the series title as a subtitle. Put the title, subtitle, and series information in italics, and end with a period.

Comments (2)

  1. What about two subtitles? Two colons? I have a document with the structure
    To be more specific, it's:
    Reporting Rape in 2013
    Summary Reporting System (SRS)
    User Manual and Technical Specification
    by Karina on Oct 26, 2015
  2. You could list the title as Title: Subtitle: Subtitle. I looked around online, and also saw it listed as: Reporting rape in 2013. Summary reporting system (SRS). User manual and technical specification.

    Periods were used instead of colons. However, use whichever format you are most comfortable with!
    by Erin McDaniel on Oct 26, 2015

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