Method 1 Method 1 of 3: Using APA Style
- Start with the last name of the author or editor.
- Add the year of publication in parentheses. Immediately following the names of the authors or editors, you’ll place the year the textbook was published.
- Provide the title of the textbook.
- Close your citation with the name and location of the publisher.
- Include information to specify a chapter.
Other Question and Answers that can be helpful for you
1. How to cite an essay with an author in a textbook?
To cite an essay with an author in a textbook with authors rather than editors, follow the MLA format template and list the authors of the textbook in the “Other contributors” slot: Graff, Gerald.
2. How do I cite a book in APA or MLA?
Use the interactive example generator to explore the format of book citations in APA and MLA. If the book is an edited collection of works by different authors (e.g. essays or stories), you should cite the relevant chapter, followed by details of the whole book.
3. How do you write the author’s name in APA format?
Provide the author’s name in last name, first name format for the first entry only. For each subsequent entry by the same author, use three hyphens and a period. Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. St. Martin’s, 1997. —. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Southern Illinois UP, 1993.
4. How do you reference a textbook in a paper?
When using a textbook, you may only use one chapter of the textbook rather than the work as a whole. If only one chapter is relevant to your paper, point readers directly to that chapter. Capitalize the title of the chapter or article the same as you would the title of the textbook.