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If you are citing a chapter in a book where the author wrote all of the chapters simply cite the entire book and use the author's name for the in-text citation. For edited books with authors for different chapters use the chapter author's name for your in-text citation and at the beginning of your reference list citation.

For citing a chapter in an edited book use the following format in your reference list:

AuthorLastName, A. B. (Year). Chapter title in mostly lower case. In A. B. EditorLastName (Ed.), Title in italics and using mostly lower case, (pp. #-##). CityPublished, StatePublished: PublisherName.

For example:

Fonagy, P. (2004). Psychodynamic therapy with children. In H. Steiner (Ed.), Handbook of mental health interventions in children and adolescents: An integrated developmental approach (pp. 621-658). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Consult the APA Manual pages 202-205 for more examples.


  • When you have more than one editor of a book list all of the editors and use the "&" symbol in the place of the word "and." Follow the names with (Eds.). For example: J. Sodt & G. Gossett (Eds.).
  • Omit words such as publisher, press, company, etc. from the publishers name. So instead of saying Sage Press simply put Sage.