How Do I Cite A Book Of Essays Apa

Generate APA citations for Chapter / Anthologies

Glossary of Selected Terms

Annotation

A short review or description of what you are citing.

Date Accessed

When an online work was viewed.

Electronically Published

When content was published online or electronically. This date is not always present on a webpage.

Place of Publication

Location of the publisher. Depending on the source or style, you may or may not need to know the city, state, or country.

Publisher/Sponsor

Company, individual, or entity that helped get a work published or distributed.

Suffix

Letters/Abbreviations at the end of a name that tells us more about an individual. For example, Jr. (junior), III (third in family with a name), Esq. (esquire), etc.

Title

Name given to a source that identifies it.

URL

Link or address of a webpage. One example is http://www.citationmachine.net/.

Medium

How a source or content piece was distributed or presented. Here is one example: E-book: Other - PDF, CSV, Word Doc, etc.

Contributor

Someone or an organization that helped produce a certain work. For example, a film director, dance choreographer, orchestra conductor, etc.

Author

Creator (often writer) of a piece such as a book, script, play, article, podcast, comic, etc.

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MLA: Chapter

How to Cite a Chapter from a Book in Print

The basic information you want to include is the name of the book, the editor, compiler, and or translator of the book, and the publication information. Also, be sure to cite the name of the section you are citing, its author or contributors, and the page numbers of the section.

Structure:

Last, First M. "Section Title." Book/Anthology. Ed. First M. Last. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). Print.

Examples:

Hemingway, Ernest. "The Killers." The Best American Short Stories of the Century. Ed. John Updike, Ed.Katrina Kenison. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999. 78-80. Print.

Serviss, Garrett P. "A Trip of Terror." A Columbus of Space. New York: Appleton, 1911. 17-32. Print.

How to Cite a Chapter from a Book Online in MLA

Include the same information as a regular book. Add as much as the original publication information as possible. After citing the original publication information, add the electronic publication information. This includes the title of the internet site, the editor of the site (if given), the date of electronic publication (if given), and the sponsoring institution or organization. Also, be sure to include the date accessed. MLA 7th Edition does not require a URL at the end.

Format:

Last, First M. "Section Title." Book/Anthology. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Day Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Serviss, Garrett P. "A Trip of Terror." A Columbus of Space. New York: Appleton, 1911. 17-32. Google Books Web. 16 Mar. 2010.

Evans, Dave."Chapter 4: Web 2.0, The Social Web." Social Media Marketing: An Hour a Day. Indianapolis, IN: Wiley, 2008. N. pag. Google Books. 21 Dec. 2012.

How to Cite a Chapter from an Anthology in MLA

Format:

Last, First M. "Section Title." Book/Anthology. Ed. First M. Last. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Sanders, Scott R. Introduction. Touchstone Anthology of Contemporary Creative Nonfiction: Work from 1970 to Present. Ed. Lex Williford and Michael Martone. New York: Simon &Schuster, 2007. X-Xii. Print.

Bellow, Saul. "A Silver Dish." The Best American Short Stories of the Century. By John Updike. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 1999. 539-64. Print.

Make sure to:

  • Choose if the source was published directly online or originally in print.
  • Select the chapter type under Chapter/section title.
  • Provide advanced information for the book if it is available.
  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Chapter in MLA format.

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