Edited book/ Book chapter

Important: Confirm with your lecturer whether you are using APA 6th or APA 7th as they are slightly different.

In-text citations

Paraphrasing

When citing an entire edited book, use the editor as the author. If you are only using one chapter as your source, refer to the next section, ‘Book chapter from an edited book’.

Brown (2001) states …

Infectious diseases are often not spoken about in some families … (Brown, 2001).

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the page number(s) from the book.

"Recent research has suggested the infectious diseases are a taboo topic in many families across the world …" (Brown, 2001, p. 83).

Reference list

TEMPLATE

Editor. (Ed.). (Year). Title: Subtitle (# ed., Vol. #). Publisher. http://dx.doi.org/xxxxx

Mills, A. & Smith, J. (Eds.). (2001). Utter silence: Voicing the unspeakable. Peter Lang.

  • Use the editor as the author, followed by (Ed.). If there is more than one editor, list them all as for multiple authors, followed by (Eds.).
  • If the edited book has a DOI, include this even if you consulted the print version.

Chapter from edited collection

An edited book will generally be comprised of chapters written by a number of different authors. When citing in-text, you need to attribute the authors of the particular chapter you are referencing, not the editors of the entire work. If you are using the entire book as a source, refer to the previous section, ‘Edited book’.

IN TEXT CITATIONS

  • Use the chapter author’s family name and the year of publication.

Brown (2001) states …

Infectious diseases are often not spoken about in some families … (Brown, 2001).

Direct quote

Place direct quotes between double quotation marks " " and provide the page number from the book.

"Recent research has suggested the infectious diseases are a taboo topic in many families across the world …" (Brown, 2001, p. 83).

Chapter Author. (Year). Chapter title. In Editor (Ed.)., Book title (page numbers). Publisher. http://dx.doi.org/xxxxx

Brown, J. (2001). Silence, taboo and infectious disease. In A. Mills & J. Smith (Eds.), Utter silence: Voicing the unspeakable (pp. 83–91). Peter Lang.

  • An edited book will generally be comprised of chapters written by a number of different authors. When citing in-text, you will need to attribute the authors of the particular chapter you are referencing, NOT the editors of the entire work.
  • Give the chapter author and title (no italics). Give book title (italics) preceded by ‘In’ (no italics) and initials and surname of editor followed by ‘(Ed.),’ or ‘(Eds.)’ if multiple editors. Add page range of chapter in round brackets (no italics) after title.
  • The editor’s given name initials are before the family name in this format. If the edited book has a DOI, include this even if you consulted the print version.