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APA 7th edition - Reference guide: Edited books

Reference guide for APA 7th edition, a guide intended for students at the Univesity of Fort Hare to learn how format references according to the APA 7th edition style.

Edited books

Edited books

The instructions on this page are valid for references to edited books. Please note that when citing edited books, the chapter is generally the entity you use as a source and that you refer to (see Book chapters).

If a DOI has been assigned to the book, include this number in the reference. If no DOI has been assigned and the book was accessed online from a nondatabase website, use the URL of the webpage from which it was retrieved. If the book was accessed in print or retrieved from an academic database, no URL is included.

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.) (YYYY). Title of book (#th ed., Vol. #). Publisher. DOI or URL


In-text reference  
(Copsey et al., 2018)                                                                 The subject has been thoroughly reviewed in a recent book edited by Copsey et al. (2018)...
Reference list
Copsey, J. A., Black, S. I., Groombridge, J. J., & Jones, C. G. (Eds.) (2018). Species conservation: Lessons from islands. Cambridge University Press.