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APA Citation Style Guide (6th ed.): Book Sections (Chapters)

Book, Section (i.e. Chapter, Essay, Story) Basic Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A.

Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Place of

publication: Publisher.

 

Book, Section (i.e. Chaper, Essay, Story) in an Edited Book - With an Author

Gurman, A. S. (1981). Family therapy. In M. N. Blum (Ed.), Handbook of

family therapy (pp. 742-775). New York, NY: Springer.

In Text

(Gurman, 1981)

Book Section (i.e. Chapter, Essay, Story) in an Edited Book - Without an Author

Is abortion immoral? (2012). In C. Levine (Ed.), Taking sides: Clashing

views on bioethical issues (14th ed.) (pp. 132-133). New York, NY:

McGraw Hill.

In Text

(“Is abortion immoral?”, 2012)

When a work has no author, cite in text the first few words of the reference list entry (usually the title) and the year.  Use double quotation marks around the title of an article, a chapter, or a web page.  Italicize the title of a periodical, a book, a brochure, or a report. (Publication manual, 2010, p. 176)

Book, Section: Article or Chapter in an Edited Book, Reprinted from Another Source

Piaget, J. (1988). Extracts from Piaget's theory (G. Gellerier & J. Langer, 

Trans.). In K. Richardson & S. Sheldon (Eds.), Cognitive development

to adolescence: A reader (pp. 3-18). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum. (Reprinted

from Manual of child psychology, pp. 703-732, by P. H. Mussen, Ed.,

1970, New York, NY: Wiley)

In Text

(Piaget, 1988)

Book, Chapter from a Canadian Adaptation of an American Edition

Kushner, K. E. (2014). Community health nursing practice. In P. A. Potter,

A. G. Perry, P. A. Stockert & A. M. Hall (Eds.), Canadian

fundamentals of nursing (5th Cdn. ed.) (pp. 42-53) (J. C. Ross-Kerr,

M. J. Wood, B. J. Astle & W. Duggleby, Cdn. Adapt.). Toronto, ON:

Elsevier Canada.

In Text

(Kushner, 2014)

Book, Adapted Chapter from a Canadian Adaptation of an American Edition

Malick, L. B.  (2010). Fluid, electrolyte, and acid-base imbalances (O. Sanchez,

Cdn. Adapt.). In S. L. Lewis, M. M. Heitkemper, S. R. Dirksen, L. Bucher

& P. G. O’Brien (Eds.), Medical-surgical nursing in Canada: Assessment

and management of clinical problems (2nd Cdn. ed.) (pp. 362-391) (M. A.

Barry, S. Goldsworthy & D. Goodridge, Cdn. Adapt.). Toronto, ON:

Elsevier Canada.

In Text

(Malick, 2010)

 

Chapter in a Customized Textbook

Bartol, C.R., & Bartol, A.M. (2014). Crime and mental disorders. In T.

Chang (Ed.), CRIM 2251: Psychological explanations of crime

(Douglas College ed.) (pp. 101-144). Boston, MA: Pearson.

In Text

(Bartol & Bartol, 2014)

Book, Chapter from an Electronic Version of a Print Book without DOI

Reutter, L. & Kushner, K. E. (2014). Health and wellness.  In P.A. Potter,

A. G. Perry, P. A. Stockert, & A. M. Hall (Eds.), Canadian

fundamentals of nursing (5th Cdn. ed.) (pp. 1-14) (J. C. Ross-Kerr,

M. J. Wood, B. J. Astle & W. Duggleby, Cdn. Adapt.). Retrieved

from https://pageburstls.elsevier.com/#/books/978-1-926648-53-8/

pages/8409180

In Text

(Reutter & Kushner, 2014)