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Resources on using in-text citations in APA style
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APA (7th Edition) Referencing Guide
- Information for EndNote Users
- Authors - Numbers, Rules and Formatting
- In-Text Citations
- Reference List
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- Book chapters
Are you sure it is a book chapter?
Standard chapter pattern, special examples.
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Are you sure you should be citing a chapter of this book, and not the whole book? Check the page on Books and book chapters .
Chapter from a book:
- You only include an edition number if it is not the first edition. If you have a multi-volume work, the volume number goes in the same brackets as the edition number: (3rd ed., Vol. 4, pp. 12-13).
- Include a DOI if available. Do not include a URL or database information for works from academic research databases - such as ProQuest or Medline - or books that are platform specific, such as Kindle or Kobo. Include a URL for eBooks from other websites.
- Are you trying to cite a section of a custom textbook? Custom textbooks are works that have been compiled for a particular course or cohort, and the chapters may have originally come from a variety of sources. Please see the section on Custom Textbooks under Class Handouts and Lectures.
Here are some special examples of book chapters that have been a bit tricky:
Harding, M. R. (Writer), & Cashin, A. (Adaptor). (2015). The importance of nursing. In D. Brown, H. Edwards, L. Seaton, & T. Buckley (Eds.), Lewis's medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed., Australian and New Zealand ed., pp. 2-20). Elsevier Australia.
In text: (Harding & Cashin, 2015).
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How to Create an APA 7th edition Reference for a Book Chapter; Author: Date: Title (SOURCE) Edited book information (SOURCE) URL: Author, A. A. & Author, B. B. Name of Group. (2020). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp.4-37). Publisher name. In E. E. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (5th ed., Vol. 2, pp. 226 ...
Guidelines on writing an APA style paper In-Text Citations. Resources on using in-text citations in APA style. The Basics General guidelines for referring to the works of others in your essay Author/Authors
APA 7th Home Toggle Dropdown. Information for EndNote Users ; Authors - Numbers, Rules and Formatting; Dates; In-Text Citations; Reference List; Books & Book Chapters. Books & eBooks ; Book chapters ; Are you sure it is a book chapter? Standard chapter pattern; Special examples; Journal Articles; Conference Papers; Newspaper Articles; Web Pages ...
7th Edition Reference Guide for Journal Articles, Books, and Edited Book Chapters. Journal Article. Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of the article. Name of the Periodical, volume (issue), #–#. https://doi.org/xxxx. Invert names so that the last name comes first, followed by a comma and the initials. Leave a space between initials.
In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote. References - entry that appears at the end of your paper. Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).