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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, the text will open below the menu.

Edited books

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The instructions on this page concern references to edited books. NB! When citing edited books, the chapter is generally the entity you use as a source and that you refer to (see Book chapters).

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 

Template for how to format references to edited books in the reference list

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.) (YYYY). Title of book (#th ed., Vol. #). Publisher. DOI or URL

Examples of in-text references to edited books

Parenthetical citation Narrative citation
(Copsey et al., 2018)      The subject has been reviewed in a recent book edited by Copsey et al. (2018)...

Examples of references to edited books in the reference list

Copsey, J. A., Black, S. I., Groombridge, J. J., & Jones, C. G. (Eds.) (2018). Species conservation: Lessons from islands. Cambridge University Press.