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APA Book Chapter Reference Tool

Automatically create a reference for a book chapter

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Create an APA book chapter reference and in-line citation

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Enter the Surname and Initials for the Author of the book

You must enter the Author including their first initial

Enter the title of the chapter

You must enter the title of the chapter you wish to reference

Enter the full title of the book

You must enter the title of the book you wish to reference

Enter the year the book was published in YYYY format. If you only know the year of Copyright then enter a "c" before the year eg: c2015

No date was entered. APA requires n.p. be entered if the Year of publication is not known. If you wish to use [no date] then scroll down and click on Create Reference again to create a reference without a publication date. Alternatively enter the year of publication in YYYY format.

Enter the Surname and Initials for each Editor of the book

You must enter at least one Editor including their first initial

Add a 2nd Editor

Enter the location (Country or US State) if known. If the place of publication in not entered then the value [no place] will be entered automatically into the final reference

Enter the details of who published the book if known. If the publisher is unknown or left blank then the value [no publisher] will be entered automatically

Enter the edition number of the book. You can leave this blank if it is 1st / first or if you do not know the edition

Enter pages of the chapter you wish to refer to. If you do not know the page numbers then leave this blank and [no pagination] will be inserted into the final reference

Click the button below to generate your APA Book Reference and In-line Citation. Don't worry, you can come back and edit the reference if you need to correct or add any information

Example APA Book Chapter Reference

Example book chapter reference

Coffin, J.M. (1999). Molecular biology of HIV. In: Crandell, K.A. (Ed.), The evolution of HIV (pp. 3-40). Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press.

Example In-Text Citation for a Book Chapter

(Coffin, 1999)

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