APA – Parts of Print Books and Ebooks

(Publication Manual 10.3)


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of Publication). Title of chapter or section or entry. In E. E. Editor & F. F. Editor (Eds.), Title of work (3rd ed., pp. 235-246). Publisher Name. DOI or URL


Chapter in an edited book

Hatt, B. (2007). Growing up as poor, white trash: Stories of where I come from. In J. A. Van Galen & G. W. Noblit (Eds.), Late to class: Social class and schooling in the new economy (pp. 19-28). State University of New York Press.

Chapter in an edited book, republished in an anthology

Lewin, K. (1999). Group decision and social change. In M. Gold (Ed.), The complete social scientist: A Kurt Lewis reader (pp. 265-284). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/10319-010 (Original work published in 1948)

Chapter in an edited book, republished in translation

Heidegger, M. (2008). On the essence of truth (J. Sallis, Trans.). In D.F. Krell (Ed.), Basic writings (pp. 111-138). Harper Perennial Modern Thought. (Original work published 1961)

Chapter in an edited book, reprinted from another book

Bronfenbrenner, U. (2005). The social ecology of human development: A retrospective conclusion. In U. Bronfenbrenner (Ed.), Making human beings human: Bioecological perspectives on human development (pp. 27-40). SAGE Publications. (Reprinted from Brain and intelligence: The ecology of child development, pp. 113-123, by F. Richardson, Ed., 1973, National Educational Press)

Signed article in a general encyclopedia entered at title

Cleland, H. G. (2004). Child labor. In The encyclopedia Americana (Vol. 6, pp. 460-463). Grolier.

Signed entry in a reference book that has an individual editor

Tatum, S. R. (2009). Spirituality and religion in hip hop literature and culture. In T.L. Stanley (Ed.), Encyclopedia of hip hop literature (pp. 250-252). Greenwood.

Unsigned article in a reference book that has an individual editor

Highway speed limits, by state. (2008). In S. Janssen (Ed.), The world almanac and book of facts (p.78). World Almanac Books.

Entry in a reference book that has a group author

American Psychological Association. (n.d.). Positive transference. In APA dictionary of psychology. Retrieved August 31st, 2019, from https://dictionary.apa.org/

Merriam-Webster. Heuristic. (n.d.). In Merriam-Webster’s online dictionary. Retrieved January 19, 2021, from http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heuristic