Book chapter

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

…has been argued (Gould 1984)...


Gould (1984) argues that…


Gould (1984, 308) states that…

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author Surname, First name. Year of publication. "Title of Chapter." In Title, edited by First name Surname, page numbers. Place of publication: Publisher.

Reference list example

Gould, Glenn. 1984. "Streisand as Schwarzkopf." In The Glenn Gould Reader, edited by Tim Page, 308-11. New York: Vintage.

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 15.9
  • Include the author's surname only in in-text citations.
  • For in-text citations, when citing a particular passage, include the page number/s in the in-text citation. Do not use 'p' or 'pp' before the page numbers. Place a comma between the year and page number/s. Refer to section headings in lieu of page numbers for chapters from online books.
  • For the reference list, invert the name of the author, but not the editor.
  • In the reference list, the title of the chapter is given in quotation marks, and the title of the book in italics.
  • Editor's names should be followed with the abbreviation ed. (or eds.).
  • Give the inclusive page range of the chapter in the reference list.
  • For chapters from online books, include the DOI (or URL) as the last part of the citation.
  • It is only necessary to cite book chapters if they are in an edited book, where each chapter has a different author.

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