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APA 6th referencing style

A guide to using the APA 6th referencing style.

Chapter in an edited book - print version

Elements of the reference

Author(s) of chapter – family name and initials, use & for multiple authors. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In Editor(s) – initial(s) and family name - of book (Ed. OR Eds.), Title of book – italicised (pp. Page numbers). Place of publication: Publisher.

In-text reference

Use the chapter authors, NOT the editors of the book

Treat multiple authors in same format as books

(Baker & Lightfoot, 1993)

Reference list

Baker, F. M., & Lightfoot, O. B. (1993). Psychiatric care of ethnic elders. In A. C. Gaw (Ed.), Culture, ethnicity, and mental illness (pp. 517-552). Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press.

EndNote reference type Book section

Chapter from an edited electronic book without DOI

Elements of the reference

Author(s) of chapter – family name and initials, use & for multiple authors. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In Editor(s) – initials and family name - of book (Ed. OR Eds.), Title of book – italicised (pp. Page numbers). Retrieved from http: www.xxxxxx

In-text reference

(Scott, 2005)

Scott (2005) argued that ....

Reference list

Scott, D. (2005). Colonial governmentality. In J. X. Inda (Ed.), Anthropologies of modernity (pp. 21-49). Retrieved from http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/cgi-bin/bookhome/117909832

EndNote reference type Book section

Chapter from an edited electronic book with DOI

Elements of the reference

Author(s) of chapter – family name and initials, use & for multiple authors. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In Editor(s) – initials and family name - of book (Ed. OR Eds.), Title of book – italicised (pp. Page numbers). doi:xx.xxxxxxxxxx

In-text reference

(Iacono, 2008)

Iacono (2008) demonstrated that ....

Reference list

Iacono, W. G. (2008). Polygraph testing. In E. Borgida & S. T. Fiske (Eds.), Beyond common sense: Psychological science in the courtroom (pp. 219-235). doi: 10.1002/9780470696422

EndNote reference type Book section

Review from the Mental Measurements Yearbook database

Elements of the reference

Author(s) of section – family name and initials, use & for multiple authors. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In Editor(s) – initials and family name - of book (Ed. OR Eds.), Title of book – italicised (pp. Page numbers). Retrieved from Database Name.

In-text reference (McInerney, 2004)
Reference list

McInerney, V. (2004). Review of the Neale analysis of reading ability, 3rd Edition [Australian Standardisation]. In The fifteenth mental measurements yearbook. Retrieved from EBSCO Mental Measurements Yearbook.

EndNote reference type

Book section

Add “EBSCO Mental Measurements Yearbook database” in the URL field.