Q. How do I cite a chapter in my textbook using the APA format?


If you are citing a chapter in a book that is a collection of different works by different authors (for example, an anthology), use the following format:

Last Name, F. M. of author of chapter. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle (if applicable number of edition ed., pp. pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI if available (no period at end)

Naparstek, F.  (2011). New uses of drugs. In Y. Baldwin, T. Svolos, & K. Malone (Eds.), Lacan and Addiction : An Anthology (pp. 39-58). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429476488

Dillard, J. P. (2020). Currents in the study of persuasion. In M. B. Oliver, A. A. Raney, & J. Bryant (Eds.), Media effects: Advances in theory and research (4th ed., pp. 115–129). Routledge.

In-text citations examples:

paraphrase: (Naparstek, 2011)

direct quotation: (Naparstek, 2011, p. 40)

If you are citing a chapter in a book that has only one author, you do not need to cite the chapter in your references list. 

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  • Last Updated Jun 15, 2020
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