Guide: How to cite a Chapter of an edited book in ACS style

Guide: How to cite a Chapter of an edited book in ACS style

Cite A Chapter of an edited book in ACS style

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Use the following template to cite a chapter of an edited book using the ACS citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the ACS style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Chapter Title. In Title; Author Surname, Author Initial., Ed.; Publisher: City, Year Published; p. Pages Used.


Palmer, K. Myth, Ritual And Rock Art. In Archaeology & Physical Anthropology in Oceania; Wiley on behalf of Oceania Publications, University of Sydney: Sydney, 1977; pp. 38-50.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


(Author Surname, Year Published)


Some research workers have too readily assumed that what was most appealing to them would naturally have been the major concern of the Aborigines. This bias towards the spectacular has allowed not only the perspective to become distorted, but has by-passed the relevance of the [Aboriginal] petroglyphs, neglecting their specific and well defined position in the world of Aboriginal mythology (Palmer, 1977)

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