Author(s) of the chapter: used for multiple writers, family name and initials. (The year of publication.) the chapter's title In the book's editor(s) initial(s) and family name (Ed. John Doe).
Example: Chapter 7 - Robert Frost by Edward D. Hoskins contains an excerpt from "Mending Wall" by Robert Frost. The APA citation would be as follows: Hoskins, Edward D. (1997). "Robert Frost." In The collected poems of Robert Frost. New York: Random House, Inc. 7-10.
If you are citing only one writer, you can use Author with no period after the name: Edward D. Hoskins (or Hoskins Edward D.).
If you are including the title of the book in your citation, use the word "book" to indicate it is a whole work instead of an article or essay: The book of poems by Robert Frost.
Use this format for books published in the United States: Title, First Publisher, Year of Publication. For example, American poetry at its best by Robert Frost. Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1998.
A. A. Author and B. B. Author (Year of publication). The chapter's title Title of Book, edited by A. A. Editor and B. B. Editor (Pages of Chapter). Publisher's Office, University City, Missouri 63216-2211.
Citing a chapter in a book is similar to citing any other type of piece of work. The only difference is that when you are citing a chapter, you must use the word "chapter" before the number of the page where it can be found. For example, if the chapter is called "My Favorite Chapter In The Book," then your citation would be as follows: "Author, 'My Favorite Chapter In The Book', page 99."
There are two different ways to cite a chapter. The first way is using the author-date system. Under this system, you give the date of publication, the name of the book, the name of the editor, and the location of the chapter within the book. Your citation would look like this: "Author, Date of Publication, Book Name, Page Number."
The second way to cite a chapter is using the year of publication, the title of the book, and the volume number where it can be found.
A book chapter (print)
Editor's last name (Ed. ), Title of Book (any edition or volume information, p. xxx), Year, Publisher. Copyright Year by Copyright Holder's Name If you use it in a published work, mention "Reprinted [or Adapted] with permission" at the conclusion. If it is used in a web page, include link to full text.
Make your references using the header references. In the case of books, begin with the author(s)' family name and initials, followed by the year of publishing in brackets, the title in italics, the location of publication, and lastly the publisher's name. If there are editors, their names should be used instead of the writers'. Example: Bush, George W. (George Washington). (2004). United States: A reference guide from the Ford Library. New York: ABC-CLIO.
References must be cited in text to retain your position. However, within your body of work, it is acceptable to use parenthetical citations (instead of endnotes) when referencing your sources.
Books can be difficult to reference because they are represented by only a single page of text. To make referencing easy, however, libraries have developed catalogues that list all the books they hold. These are known as bibliographies or reading lists. There are two types of bibliographies: general and topic specific. General bibliographies are compiled by subject experts to provide information on many different books relevant to that field. They are most useful for scholars who want to learn more about a particular topic. General bibliographies are often written up by librarians and published in encyclopedias, atlases, and handbooks. For example, the Columbia Encyclopedia has an entry on every major topic in the world. Each article begins with a list of standard works on the topic which are then reviewed in detail.