APA 7th Referencing Guide — Chapter/ Section of an Edited Book

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APA Referencing Guide — Chapter/ section of an edited book


  • Editor format is initials first, followed by family name.
  • For ebooks without page numbers there is no official guidance in APA. you can use any of the following to help the reader find your quoted text: the chapter heading, section name, paragraph number.
Format and order
  • Author(s) (family name, comma followed by initials, with full stop and space after each initial)
  • (Year of publication). (in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • Title of chapter. (first letter capitalised, the rest lowercase, followed by full stop)
  • In
  • Editor(s) of book followed by (initials of editor, followed by family name)
  • (Ed.), (in round brackets, followed by comma)
  • Title of book (in italics)
  • (Edition number ed., pp. page numbers of chapter), (comma after edition number, in round brackets, use page abbreviations, in round brackets, followed by a full stop)
  • Publisher. (followed by a full stop)
  • DOI or URL (for ebooks only)
In-text citation

Baynton (2013) argues that…

Sharma (2009) explores the multiculturalism debate…

Reference list

Baynton, D. C. (2013). Disability and the justification of inequality in American history. In L. J. Davis (Ed.), The disability studies reader (4th ed., pp. 17-34). Routledge.

Sharma, A. (2009). Postcolonial racism: White paranoia and the terrors of multiculturalism. In G. Huggan & I. Law (Eds.), Racism postcolonialism Europe (pp. 119-130). Liverpool University Press. https://www.jstor.org/stable/j.ctt5vjc6k

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