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APA Citation Style, 6th Edition: Chapter in a Book

APA Citation Style

Citing a Book Chapter: Print Version

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General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author's Last Name of Chapter, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Author's Last Name of Chapter, year, page number)

References:

Chapter Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Chapter or article title. In Editor First Initial. Second Initial. Editor Last Name (Ed.).  Book title: Subtitle (edition number if not the first, pages of chapter). Location of publication: Publisher.

Examples:

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Murphy, 2014)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Murphy, 2014, p. 52)

References:

Murphy, D.J., Jr. (2014). Coarctation of the aorta. In D.S. Moodie (Ed.).Clinical management of congenital heart disease: From infancy to adulthood (pp. 142-170). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Cardiotext Publishing.

Citing a Book Chapter: Electronic Version

General Format:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Author's Last Name of Chapter, year)

In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Author's Last Name of Chapter, year, page number)

References:

Chapter Author's Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Chapter or article title. In Editor First Initial. Second Initial. Editor Last Name (Ed.).  Book title: Subtitle (number of edition if not the first, pages of chapter). Location of publication: Publisher. doi (if applicable)

Examples:

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Ebbesen, 2011)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote)

(Ebbesen, 2011, p. 172)

References:

Ebbesen, M. (2011). Cross cultural principles for bioethics. In G.D. Gargiulo & A. McEwan (Eds.). Advanced biomedical engineering (pp.157-183). InTech. doi: 10.5772/1017

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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to page 203 of the APA Manual (6th Edition) for more information.

Helpful Tips

Suffixes like "Jr." or "III" are not included in in-text citations but are included in the reference list.

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