- APA Overview
- In-Text Citations
- Reference List
- Other APA Style Issues
- Templates for Writing
Parts of a Book
The standard book citation is what you will use when citing any part of a single book:
Author, A. (publication date). Title of book in italics
and sentence case. Publishing city, abbreviated
state: Name of Publisher.
Note that per sixth edition APA you will now include the abbreviated state for all sources regardless of the publishing city.
Article or Chapter in Edited Book
See APA p. 204 (sixth edition) for additional information. The elements of this reference list entry include:
1. Author of the chapter or article
2. Publication date
3. The title of the chapter or article in plain font, sentence case
4. Names of the editor or editors
5. Title of the complete book
6. Page numbers of the article or chapter
7. Publishing location
8. Name of publisher
Here's a sample:
Author, A. (2010). Title of the chapter. In
A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of the
complete book (pp. 23-43). Minneapolis, MN:
APA Style FAQ
In addition to the information provided here, refer to page 186 in the APA Manual (Sixth Edition) for how to cite and reference nonroutine information and titles.
eReader (Kindle, Nook, etc.)
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