Answered By: Theresa Bell
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2017     Views: 85

Your approach to citing the book will depend on whether the book was entirely written by the same author(s) or if the book is a collection of chapters by different authors.

When all the chapters in a book were written by the same author(s), the in-text citations direct readers to the specific locations of paraphrases or quotations, and therefore it's the entire book that is cited in the references, not a specific chapter. See "How do I reference a book/ebook in APA Style?" for information and examples.

If you're working with a book that is comprised of chapters by different authors, each chapter is treated as a separate resource in the references. These books typically list one or more editors to indicate who brought the chapters together to create the book. Please see "How do I reference a chapter of an edited book/ebook in APA Style?" for information and examples.

For additional information, please see "Books and Book Chapters: What to Cite" in the APA Style Blog.