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APA 6th Edition: Article or Chapter in an Edited Book

Utica College Library Guide to APA Citation Style

About Citing Books

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and an example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation (Paraphrase) - entry that appears in the body of your paper when you express the ideas of a researcher or author using your own words.  For more tips on paraphrasing check out The OWL at Purdue.

In-Text Citation (Quotation) - entry that appears in the body of your paper after a direct quote.

References - entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information on citing and several of the examples were drawn from the APA Manual (6th ed.).

Numbers in parentheses refer to specific pages in the manual.

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Article or Chapter in an Edited Book (pp. 202, 204)

Reference list:
      Author Surname [of Chapter or Article], First Initial. Second Initial. (Year). Article
            or chapter title. In Editor First Initial. Second Initial. Surname (Ed.), Book title:
            Subtitle (pp. page range of article or chapter). Place of Publication: Publisher.

      Lawrence, J. A., &  Dodds, A. E. (2003). Goal-directed activities and life-span
            development. In J. Valsiner & K. Connolly (Eds.), Handbook of developmental
            psychology (pp. 517-533). London, England: Sage Publications.
In-Text Citation:
      (Author Surname [of Chapter or Article], Year, page number)
      (Lawrence & Dodds, 2003, p. 526)

How to Find the Place of Publication

The place of publication is the name of the city where the publisher is located (p. 186).  The place can be found on the title page or verso (back) of the title page. Use the first city listed or the city where the publisher's headquarters is located.

See this example to help you locate a book's place of publication, publisher name, and other info required for an APA citation.