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APA 6th Edition (Scroll down for APA 7th Edition)

Please see below for general examples of the formatting to reference an authored chapter in an edited book/ebook. For more information, please refer to pages 202-203 in the APA manual. See "How do I reference a book in APA style?" for information on how to cite an entire book.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location: Publisher.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Retrieved from http://www.xxxxxx

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). doi:xxxxxxx OR http://dx.doi.org/xxxxxxxxx OR https://doi.org/xxxxxxxxx

Book Chapter, Print Version

Maasing, X. (1982). Foreign affairs in Canada. In J. D. Sampson & M. M. Millstone (Eds.), International trade Canada (pp. 1009-1020). Boston, MA: Oxford University Press.

  • See page 204, e.g. #25 of the APA manual.
  • In-text citation: (Maasing, 1982, p. X)

Ebook Chapter

Rogers, K. (2009). Leadership giftedness: Is it innate or can it be developed?. In L. Shavinina (Ed.), International handbook on giftedness (pp. 633-645). doi: 10.1007/978-1-4020-6162-2_31

OR

Rogers, K. (2009). Leadership giftedness: Is it innate or can it be developed?. In L. Shavinina (Ed.), International handbook on giftedness (pp. 633-645). http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6162-2_31

OR

Rogers, K. (2009). Leadership giftedness: Is it innate or can it be developed?. In L. Shavinina (Ed.), International handbook on giftedness (pp. 633-645). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6162-2_31

  • If the book has a DOI assigned to it, please provide the DOI at the end of the reference. If the book's DOI is presented as a URL, provide the full URL in the reference without the "doi:" identifier or "Retrieved from". For more information about DOIs, please see "What is a DOI and how is it used in APA style?".
  • The standard APA Style approach to referencing resources without DOIs from a subscription-based database is to provide the database’s home page URL after the “Retrieved from” (American Psychological Association, 2010, p. 191). However, if you accessed a subscription-based database by going through the RRU Library’s website, rather than directly from that database’s home page, you had to log in to gain that access. The requirement to log in means providing the database’s home page URL isn’t a useful step for RRU students, and providing a direct URL to the resource via the Library's access isn’t useful to anyone outside the RRU community. Therefore, to simplify the process of creating references, students can provide either the home page URL for the database or name the database as shown above. This advice is based on the American Psychological Association's (2009) "DOI and URL Flowchart".
  • In-text citation: (Rogers, 2009, p. X)
  • See "How Do You Cite an E-book" and "How to Cite Part of a Work" from the APA Style Blog for more information on formatting citations and references to an ebook chapter.
    • Sample citation to an ebook without page numbers: (Patterson, Grenny, McMillan, & Switzler, 2012, Chapter 2, Dialogue)

References

American Psychological Association. (2009). DOI and URL flowchart. Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/files/doi-and-url-flowchart-8.pdf

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (6th ed.). Washington, DC: Author.

Lee, C. (2011, June 3). How do you cite an e-book (e.g., Kindle book). Retrieved from http://blog.apastyle.org/apastyle/2011/06/how-do-you-cite-an-e-book.html

APA 7th Edition

Please see below for general examples of the formatting to reference an authored chapter in an edited book/ebook. For more information, please refer to pages 326-329 in the APA manual. See How Do I Reference a Book in APA Style? for information on how to cite an entire book.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher. http://www.xxxxxx

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher. https://doi.org/xxxxxxxxx

Book Chapter, Print Version

Hansen, J. (2011). Global warming twenty years later. In B. McKibben (Ed.), The global warming reader (pp. 275-284). Penguin Books

  • See page 326, e.g. #39 of the APA manual.
  • In-text citation: (Hansen, 2011, p. X)

Ebook Chapter with a DOI 

Rowe, A.D. (2011). Feelings about feedback: the role of emotions in assessment for learning. In D. Carless, S. Bridges, C. Chan, & R. Glofcheski (Eds.), Scaling up assessment for learning in higher education (pp. 159-172). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-3045-1_11

Ebook Chapter without a DOI 

Clemons, J. (2011). Leading the way into the future of libraries. In M.K. Wallace, R. Tolley-Stokes, E.K. Estep (Eds), The generation X librarian: Essays on leadership, technology, pop culture, social responsibility, and professional identity (pp. 91-98). McFarland & Company. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B005K8S72A/ref=cm_sw_em_r_mt_dp_U_l7S4DbC7VGMXC

  • If the book has a DOI assigned to it, please provide the DOI at the end of the reference as a link: https://doi.org/xxxx. For more information about DOIs, please see What is a DOI and How is it Used in APA Style?.
  • The standard APA Style approach to referencing resources without DOIs from a subscription-based database is to provide the author, date, title, and periodical information only, rather than to provide the direct URL for an article requiring users to sign in for access, or to provide the link to the home page of the database (American Psychological Association, 2020, p. 299). Some books may be available online without logging into a subscription-based database (see Clemans, 2011 above), but the DOI should be included instead when available “regardless of whether you used the online version or the print version” of the article (APA, 2020, p. 299) .

Reference

American Psychological Association. (2010). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.). https://doi.org/10.1037/0000165-000