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

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

Cite A Chapter of an edited book in APA style

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Use the following template to cite a chapter of an edited book using the APA 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 APA style.

Reference list

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


Author Surname, Author Initial. (Year Published). Chapter Title. In Title (p. Pages Used). City: Publisher. Retrieved from http://Website URL


Morgenthau, H. (2005). A realist theory of international politics. In H.  Morgenthau, K.  Thompson & D.  Clinton, Politics among nations: The struggle for peace and power (7th ed., pp. 3-16). Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill Education.

In-text citation

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


(Author Surname, Year Published)


“Realism, then considers prudence - the weighing of consequences of alternative political actions to be the supreme virtue in politics.” (Morgenthau, 2005)

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