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APA 7th referencing style

This is a guide to using the APA 7th referencing style from the American Psychological Association. It is based on the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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. 

Chapter in an edited book

Elements of the reference

Author(s) of chapter – family name and initials, use & for multiple authors. (Year). Title of chapter. In Editor(s) – initial(s) and family name - of book (Ed. OR Eds.), Title of book – italicised (pp. Page numbers). Publisher. DOI or Web address (if available)

In-text reference

Use the chapter authors, NOT the editors of the book

Treat multiple authors in same format as books

(Rattan, 2019)

Reference list

Rattan, A. (2019). How lay theories (or mindsets) shape the confrontation of prejudice. In R. K. Mallett & M. J. Monteith (Eds.), Confronting prejudice and discrimination: The science of changing minds and behaviors (pp. 121-140). Academic Press. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-814715-3.00008-4

EndNote reference type Book section

Mental Measurements Yearbook

Elements of the reference

Author(s) of section – family name and initials, use & for multiple authors. (Year of publication). Title of section. Title of database – italicised. DOI or Web address (if available)

In-text reference

(Engelhard, 2001)

Engelhard (2001) has argued that ....

Reference list

Englehard, G. (2001). Review of the Closed High School Placement Test. In B. S. Plake & J. C. Impara (Eds.), The fourteenth mental measurements yearbook. http://search.ebscohost.com.ezproxy.library.uq.edu.au/login.aspx?direct=true&db=mmt&AN=test.2083&site=ehost-live

EndNote reference type

Book chapter