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APA Style Guide, 6th Edition: Chapters and Parts of Books

A style guide for APA

Chapters and Parts of Books

Material Type           In-text Citation              Reference                                                        
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). Charleston, SC: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). Detroit, MI: 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). New York, NY: 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). Springer, MA: Merriam-Webster.