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Apa book chapter citation for APA format

It might seem like going overboard to cite the entire book when you used just a paragraph or a chapter. The type of reference needed depends on who wrote what. Essentially, you should cite the largest entity that the author in question is responsible for.

In fact APA book chapter citation does not differ much from basic book citation format. If the author wrote the entire book, then provide a reference for the whole book. Here is the list of information required for quoting Kindle books, electronic books, or online books. The basic book citation format require to apply followed information via ciation machine:

  • Author of a book;
  • Year of publication;
  • Title of a book;
  • Edition/ revision or number of a book if any;
  • Place of publication;
  • Publishing entity.

On the other hand, if the chapter comes from a book where each chapter is written by different authors (and the whole thing is put together by an editor), then provide a separate reference for each chapter that you used. The lists of information shown below is required to quote the source via APA citation generator  for print books, electronic books, respectively:

  • Author of a chapter;
  • Year of publication;
  • Title of the chapter;
  • Edition/ revision or number of a book if any;
  • Title of a book;
  • Pages of chapter used;
  • Place of publication;
  • Publishing entity.

Here information on both the whole book and the chapter is provided. This allows the reader to retrieve the book and to know who is responsible for both the whole book and the chapter in question. For more detailed information you may consult APA citation guide.