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APA: Chapter PRINT format structure:
L, F.M. (Year). Title of chapter. In F. Last (Ed), Title of book (pp. x-xx). Publisher City, State: Publisher.
Chapter Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Middle. (Year). Chapter Title (Following title Capitalization rules). In Editor First initial. Editor Last Name (Ed.), Title (in italics), (pp. x-xx). City Published, State Published: Publisher Name.
If the chapter of a book is written by different authors (and the book is put together by an editor), then provide a separate reference for each chapter that you used.
If more than one editor of a book, list all of the editors and use the "&" symbol in the place of the word "and." Follow the names with (Eds.).
Use italics under the chapter print format.
Examples citing a chapter in an edited book:
Basso, A. (2008). Treatment for fluent aphasia from a cognitive-impairment perspective. In N. Martin, C. K. Thompson, & L. Worrall (Eds.), Aphasia Rehabilitation: The impairment and its consequences (pp. 31-44). San Diego, CA: Plural.
Elman, R. J., & Hoover, E. (2013). Integrating Communication Support into Aphasia Group Treatment. In N. Simmons-Mackie, J. M. King, & D. Benkelman (Eds.), Supportin
Chapter in Electronic Book:
Author, A. (date). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx–xx). Retrieved from http://xxxxxxxxx
Last, F. M. (Year). Title of Chapter. In F. Last (Ed.), Title of Book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. x-xx). Retrieved from http://xxxxx
If there are no page numbers, omit that portion of the reference.
Use square brackets if you read an e-book on an e-reader.
Chapter books with DOIs (either print or electronic)
Author, A. (date). Title of chapter. In E. Editor (Ed.), Title of book (pp. xx–xx). doi: xxxxxxxxxx
Last. F. M. (Year). Title of Chapter. In F. L (Ed.), Title of Book [E-reader version, if applicable] (pp. x-xx). doi: xxxxx or Retrieved from URL
The in-text citation includes the author and date, as with any other APA Style citation.
Use square brackets for e-books, etc.
In-Text Citation (Paraphrase):
(Author’s last name of chapter, year)
In-Text Citation (Direct Quote):
(Author’s last name of chapter, year, page number)
(Reed, 2013, p.180)
If the author wrote all the chapters, cite the entire book and use the author’s name for the in-text citation when citing a chapter in a book.
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