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APA 6th referencing style

A guide to using the APA 6th referencing style.

Referencing multiple chapters from same book

  • If there are different authors for each chapter, you need to reference EACH chapter you use.
  • If you use multiple chapters from a book with different authors for each chapter, you still need to reference EACH chapter you use. (This is because you need to acknowledge who wrote the work you are using, not the person who edited/compiled the book).
  • If the book does not have chapters written by different authors, you only need to reference the book. (Use the Book reference type)

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.