This is a guide to the 7th Edition of APA style, which is a recent update to the APA citation style.
Your lecturer may prefer APA 6th Edition. Check your subject outline to see which version of APA you have been asked to use. If the subject outline does not specify which APA edition you should be using, please check with your lecturer.
If you are supposed to use APA 6th Edition, please go to the APA (6th Edition) Referencing Guide:
Chapter from a book:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of chapter: Subtitle. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book: Subtitle (edition*, pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI or URL (if electronic)
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Date). Title of chapter: Subtitle. In Title of book: Subtitle (edition*, pages of chapter). Publisher. DOI or URL (if electronic)
*if not the first edition - do not include edition information for first editions.
Le Couteur, D., Kendig, H., Naganathan, V., & McLachlan, A. (2010). The ethics of prescribing medications to older people. In S. Koch, F. M. Gloth, & R. Nay (Eds.), Medication management in older adults (pp. 29-42). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-60327-457-9_3
Martin, A. (2006). Literacies for the digital age. In A. Martin & D. Madigan (Eds.), Digital literacies for learning (pp. 3-25). Facet.
Pagliano, P. (2018). Inclusive practices. In A. Ashman (Ed.), Education for inclusion and diversity (6th ed., pp. 235-267). Pearson Australia.
Rolf, F., & Burston, A. (2020). Safety. In A. Berman, G. Frandsen, S. Snyder, T. Levett-Jones, A. Burston, T. Dwyer, M. Hales, N. Harvey, T. Langtree, L. Moxham, F. Rolf, K. Reid-Searl, & D. Stanley (Eds.), Kozier and Erb’s fundamentals of nursing (5th Australian ed., pp. 2695-2833). Pearson.
Here are some special examples of book chapters that have been a bit tricky:
Harding, M. R. (Writer), & Cashin, A. (Adaptor). (2015). The importance of nursing. In D. Brown, H. Edwards, L. Seaton, & T. Buckley (Eds.), Lewis's medical-surgical nursing: Assessment and management of clinical problems (4th ed., Australian and New Zealand ed., pp. 2-20). Elsevier Australia.
In text: (Harding & Cashin, 2015).
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