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

Daniels (1993, p. 212) argued that…

OR

…has been argued (Daniels 1993, p. 212).


Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author(s) of chapter (Year of publication), 'Title of chapter', in editor (ed.), Title of book, Publisher, Place of publication, Pages of the chapter referred to.

Reference list example

Daniels PJ (1993), 'Australia's foreign debt: searching for the benefits', in P Maxwell and S Hopkins (eds), Macroeconomics: contemporary Australian readings, Harper Educational, Pymble, N.S.W., pp. 200-50.


Style notes for this reference type

  • The initials of the editor of the book precede the family name. (This differs to the placement of the initials of the author of the chapter, which are placed after the family name, allowing for correct alphabetical ordering of the reference list). e.g. Daniels, PJ 1993, 'Australia's foreign debt: searching for the benefits', in P Maxwell & S Hopkins (eds), Macroeconomics: contemporary Australian readings, Harper Educational, Pymble, N.S.W., pp. 200-50.
  • There is no comma or full stop between the author of the chapter and year of publication.
  • Provide both the title of the book and the title of the chapter.
  • Book titles are italicised.
  • Chapter titles are not italicised and are placed within single quotation marks ' '.
  • Give inclusive page numbers for the chapter in the reference list.
  • Minimal capitalisation of the titles is recommended. Capitalise only the first word and any proper nouns. Subtitles are not capitalised and are separated from the main title by a colon.

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