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APA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Chapter in a Book

Citing a Book Chapter

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.


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. 226-245). Publisher name.




Thompson, C. (2012). How can we develop an evidence-based culture? In J. V. Craig & R. L. Smith (Eds.),The evidence-based practice manual for nurses (3rd ed.pp. 323-357). Churchhill Livingstone Elsevier.

In-text Citation (Paraphrase):

(Thompson, 2012)

In-text Citation (Direct Quote):

(Thompson, 2012, p. 326)


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Page References

Citation information has been adapted from the APA Manual (6th Edition). Please refer to page 326-327 of the APA Manual (7th Edition) for more information.

Helpful Tips

-Be mindful of hyphenated names, particularly hyphenated first names in your reference list. If an author or editor has a hyphenated first name, include first initials for both separated by a hyphen. For example: Lamour, J.-B. for Jean-Baptiste Lamour.

-If your reference list includes publications by two or more authors with the same last name, you should include the first initial in all in-text citations in order to help the reader avoid confusion.

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

- Electronic books and books from electronic databases are cited exactly the same way print books are, there is no difference. The only time you differentiate is if you use an audio version of the book. 

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