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APA Citation Style Guide (7th ed.): Book Sections (Chapters)

Book Sections (Chapters)

For further information on citing book sections, see pages 326-328 of the Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020.

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

Author, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. chapter page numbers). Name of Publisher.

Huberband, S. (2019). Ghetto folklore. In D. G. Roskies (Ed.),  Voices from the Warsaw Ghetto (pp. 70-82). Yale University Press.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Huberband, 2019)

Narrative citation: Huberband (2019)

This format works for print books or books from most academic research databases. (Publication manual of the American Psychological Association, 7th ed., 2020, p. 326)

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

Title of chapter. (Year of publication). In A. A. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. chapter page numbers). Name of Publisher.

Does class size affect student achievement? (2020). In G. L. Koonce (Ed.), Taking Sides: Clashing views on educational issues (20th ed.) (pp. 229-231). McGraw Hill Education.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Does class size, 2020)

Narrative citation: Does class size (2020)

For the in text citation, use a few words of the title.

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

Duncan, J. (2020). Attachment theory. In K. Richardson & S. Sheldon (Eds.), Cognitive development to adolescence: A reader (pp. 3-18). SAGE Publications. (Reprinted from Manual of child psychology, pp. 703-732, by P. H. Mussen, Ed., 1970, Wiley)

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Duncan, 1970/2020)

Narrative citation: Duncan (1970/2020)

Chapter in an Edited Book with a DOI

Balsam, K. F., Martell, C. R., Jones, K. P., & Safren, S. A. (2019). Affirmative cognitive behavior therapy with sexual and gender minority people. In G. Y. Iwamasa & P. A. Hays (Eds.), Culturally responsive and cognitive behavior therapy: Practice and supervision (2nd ed., pp. 287-314). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000119-012

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Balsam et al., 2019)

Narrative citation: Balsam et al. (2019) 

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.).  Elsevier Canada.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Kushner, 2014)

Narrative citation: 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.). Elsevier Canada.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Malick, 2020)

Narrative citation: Malick (2020)

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). Pearson.

In Text

Parenthetical citation: (Bartol & Bartol, 2014)

Narrative citation: Bartol and Bartol (2014)

Book, Chapter from an Electronic Version of a Print Book (Canadian adaptation) 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

Parenthetical citation: (Reutter & Kushner, 2014)

Narrative citation: Reutter and Kushner (2014)