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APA 7th Edition - Citation Guide - CBS Library

Chapter in an Edited Book


Author of Chapter, A. A. & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx–xxx). Publisher.


Shephered, S. (1988). Shakespeare's private drawer: Shakespeare and homosexuality. In G. Holderness (Ed.), The Shakespeare myth (pp. 96–110). Manchester University Press.

As in-text citation:

(Shephered, 1988).

Source: Publication Manual, 10.3 (examples 38-46)


NB! For a chapter in an authored book, create a reference for the whole book.

Using Mendeley? (or another reference management tool)

For a correct APA 7th reference, check the following:

- Reference Type is “Book Section”.

- The following fields are filled out

  • Title (of the chapter)
  • Author(s) (of the chapter)
  • Book title
  • Year
  • Pages
  • Edition (if not 1st edition)
  • Editor(s)
  • Publisher
  • DOI or URL (if eBook)

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