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APA Style Guide, 7th Edition: Chapters and Parts of Books

The most current edition of APA style guide

Formatting your References

Once you type your references on the reference page, you will need to put in a hanging indent and double-space the entire reference list. In Microsoft Word, highlight the references from A to Z, then find the paragraph function in the Word ribbon. Select Hanging under Indentation and Double under spacing. See the Formatting your References tab for instructions on doing this on a Mac or in Google Docs.

References

Abbas, D. D. F. (2020). Manipulating of audio-visual aids in the educational processes in Al-Hilla University College. International Journal of Psychosocial Rehabilitation, 24(3), 1248-1263. https://doi.org.db12.linccweb.org/10.37200/ijpr/v24i3/pr200875

The citation above may not indicate a hanging indent depending on the device you are using to view it.  The second and all subsequent lines of APA formatted references use a hanging indent.

Chapters and Parts of Books

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        

General Format:

Author’s Last Name, First Initial. Second Initial. (YEAR). Chapter title. Title of the book (pp. #-#). Publishing Company.

Chapter from book with a single author (Clason, 2008).

Clason, G. S. (2008). The tale of seven remedies for a lean purse. The richest man in Babylon (pp. 23-25). BN Publishing.

"The tale of seven remedies for a lean purse" is the chapter title. APA style uses p. for a one page item and pp. for multiple pages.                                                             

Chapter from an edited book with different authors for each chapter (anthology)

(Berry, 2005).

 

Berry, W. (2005). War does not maintain peace or promote freedom. In L. I. Gerdes (Ed.), War: Opposing viewpoints (pp. 71-79). Greenhaven Press.

Entry in a reference work (author listed for each entry) (Straus, 1992).

Straus, M. A. (1992). Family violence. In E. F. Borgatta & M. L. Borgatta (Eds.), Encyclopedia of sociology (Vol. 2, pp. 682-689). Simon & Schuster Macmillan.

Entry in a reference work (no author listed for each entry) ("Descendant," 2005).

Descendant. (2005). Merriam-Webster's collegiate dictionary (11th ed., p. 337). Merriam-Webster.