Q. How do I cite a book that has a different author for every chapter

The main chapters that I need are 4 & 5 but they have different authors in the same book


First, determine if you are citing the entire book or if you are citing a specific chapter in the book.  This decision will determine how you should cite the resource.

If citing the entire book, see if there is an editor or editors for the book (most likely).  The format for a reference for a book with an editor is:

NOTE: References must be typed one of the six approved type faces and double spaced.

The format for citing a book chapter is:

NOTE: References must be typed in one of the six approved type faces, and be double spaced.

Create a separate reference for each chapter with different authors if you are citing information from different chapters in the book.


  • Last Updated Jun 29, 2020
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  • Answered By Suzanne Schriefer, Education & General Education Librarian

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