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Reference guide for APA 7th edition

Reference guide for APA 7th edition intended for students at the department of Biology and CEC, Lund University. NB! If you access the guide using a smartphone, please note that the text will open below the menu.

Chapters in authored books

Chapters in authored books

The instructions on this page concern references to chapters in authored books, i.e. books where all chapters have the same author(s)When citing chapters in authored books, the chapter is indicated in the in-text reference only and not in the reference list. 

If a DOI has been assigned to the book, include this number in the reference. If no DOI has been assigned and the book was accessed online from a nondatabase website, use the URL of the webpage from which it was retrieved. If the book was accessed in print or retrieved from an academic database, no URL is included.

Do not forget to consult the general instructions on how to write references according to APA (7th edition), including how to write in-text references and construct a reference list, the number of authors to be included, how to write references to two or more works within the same parenthesis, what to do if you have several references with the same author and publication date, how you cite specific parts of works, how to handle incomplete reference information (e.g. missing author information or no publication date), and when/how to use acronyms.

Template
Author, A. A., Author, B. B., & Author, C. C. (YYYY). Title of book (#th ed., Vol. #). Publisher. DOI or URL

Example:

In-text reference  
(Beletsky, 1996, Chapter 3) Beletsky (1996, Chapter 3) states that...
Reference list
Beletsky, L. (1996). The red-winged blackbird: The biology of a strongly polygenous songbird. Academic press.  ​