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

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’.

Paraphrasing

When paraphrasing, include the author(s) family name and year of publication in brackets. Or, if referring to the author(s) family name in the body of the text, then just include the year of publication in brackets immediately after the family name(s).

Saligari (2017) states …

Victorian law is very clear regarding … (Brown, 2001).

Direct quote

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

"The law relating to divorce and property settlements now covers…" (Saligari, 2017, p. 101).

Reference list

TEMPLATE

Editor. (Ed.). (Year). Title: Subtitle (# ed., Vol. #). City, State/Country: Publisher.

Saligari, N. (Ed.) (2017). The law handbook 2017: Your practical guide to the law in Victoria. Fitzroy, VIC: Fitzroy Legal Service.

  • 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.).

Book chapter from an 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

Paraphrasing

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).

Reference list

TEMPLATE

Chapter Author. (Year). Chapter title. In Editor (Ed.)., Book title (page numbers). City, State/Country: Publisher.

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

  • 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 the title.
  • The editor’s given name initials are before the family name in this format.