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Referencing: Print, Online & Media Resources: Chapter in a Book

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APA Style

Reference: Author(s) Last name, Initials. (Year). Title of chapter. In authors Initials, Last name (Ed.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Place of publication: Publisher.

Example: Beiner, R.A., (2000). Arendt and Nationalism. In D.A. Villa (Ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Hannah Arendt (pp. 44- 64). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.


  • Chapter Author(s) Last name (Year)
  • (Chapter Author(s) Last name Year)


  • Beiner (2000) argues….
  • Another view (Beiner, 2000) points out….

For chapters in e-books, add in access platform and DOI, as with regular e-books. 

Source: UCD Library

Harvard Style

Reference: Chapter Author(s) Last name, Initials. (Year) 'Chapter title', in Editor(s) Last name, Initials (ed.) Title. Place of publication: Publisher, page range.

Example: Murphy, A. (2001) 'Understanding globalism through a rural locale', in O'Riordan, T. (ed.) Globalism, localism and identity. London: Earthscan, pp. 100-110.


  • Chapter author's Last name (Year)
  • (Chapter author's Last name, Year) 


  • This was examined in Murphy (2001)….
  • Others have examined this claim (Murphy, 2001)….

For chapters in e-books, add 'available at: URL' & ' (Downloaded: Day Month Year)'.

Source: UCD Library

MHRA Style

There are two styles of MHRA referencing - footnotes/bibliography style and author/date style. This guide covers notes/bibliography style. For more information on both types of styles please see information here from the Univeristy of St. Andrews, and here from the MHRA style guide online. 

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Source: Swansea University

MLA Style

Reference: Author’s Last name, First name. "Title of Chapter.” Title of Collection, edited by Editor(s) First name, Last name, Edition, Publisher, Year of Publication. Page range. 

Example: Jonson, Ben. "To the Memory of My Beloved, the Author Mr. William Shakespeare." The Norton Anthology of Poetry, edited by Alexander Allison et al., 3rd Edition, New York Norton, 1983. 239-40.


  • (Author(s) Last name Page no)
  • (Page no)


  • Another approach (Jonson 239)....
  • Jonson (239) writes....

For chapters in e-books, add in access platform and DOI, as with regular e-books. 

Source: UCD Library

Chicago Style - NOTE

Please note that there are two style of Chicago referencing: author/date style and notes/bibliography style. This guide covers notes/bibliography style. 

Chicago Style

In-Text Citation: Use a superscript number (like this: ¹) in the text at the place where you are indicating that you are citing from a source.

Footnote: #. First Author(s) First name Initials Last name, “Title of Chapter,” in Book Title, ed. First name Initials Last name (Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of publication), Page.

Bibliography: Author(s) Last name, First name Initial(s). “Title of chapter.” In Book Title, edited by First name Last name, Pages. Place of publication: Publisher, Year of publication.


In-Text Citation: According to Elizabeth Horton's memoir When I Was a Tomboy, hanging shoes from telephone wires was a common practice in Detroit in the nineteen-twenties.²

Footnote: 2. Michael Sheringham, “Archiving,” in Restless Cities, ed. Matthew Beaumont and Gregory Dart (London: Verson, 2010), 9.

NOTE: When a source is referenced more than once on the same page a shortened form of footnote is used after the first reference, as seen below.

Second footnote: Sheringham, "Archiving", 9.

Bibliography: Sheringham, Michael. “Archiving.” In Restless Cities, edited by Matthew Beaumont and Gregory Dart, 10-24. London: Verso, 2010.

Source: UCD Library