How do I cite different chapters (1-8) in a book in APA format?

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To cite a source that includes chapters in a book in a reference list using APA format, follow the template below: 

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pages of chapter). Location: Publisher.

Please note that every line of your citation after the first line should be indented to the same degree (this can't be shown in the format of this answer).

For example, here is a sample reference:

Smith, J.S., & Jones, A.M. (1998). The effectiveness of multi-sensory reading programs: A guide for teachers. In B.A. Wainwright (Ed.), Reading interventions for the classroom (pp. 90-102). New York, NY: Springer.

Again, the lines after the first should be indented. If each chapter has a title, cite each chapter separately. For example, if you are citing more than one chapter in the book above (all by the same authors), you would use the following format for your references:

Smith, J.S., & Jones, A.M. (1998a). The effectiveness of multi-sensory reading programs: A guide for teachers. In B.A. Wainwright (Ed.), Reading interventions for the classroom (pp. 90-102). New York, NY: Springer.

Smith, J.S., & Jones, A.M. (1998b). Motivating reluctant readers. In B.A. Wainwright (Ed.), Reading interventions for the classroom (pp. 103-123). New York, NY: Springer.

Again, each line after the first should be indented. If you are using two or more chapters by the same authors from the book, place "a" after the year of the first chapter and "b" after the year of the second, etc.

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