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APA 6th Edition

It depends if your textbook was entirely written by the same author(s), or if your textbook is an edited collection of chapters/sections by different authors. If the textbook was entirely written by the same author(s), you can use the formatting for a book for the reference. If, however, your textbook is an edited collection of authored chapters or sections, please use the formatting for a chapter in an edited book and cite the specific section or chapter you used. If you're working with a custom textbook, please see "How to Cite Course Packs, Custom Textbooks, and Other Classroom Compendiums" from the APA Style Blog.

APA 7th Edition

It depends if your textbook was entirely written by the same author(s), or if your textbook is an edited collection of chapters/sections by different authors. If the textbook was entirely written by the same author(s), you can use the formatting for a book for the reference. If, however, your textbook is an edited collection of authored chapters or sections, please use the formatting for a chapter in an edited book and cite the specific section or chapter you used.