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Footnote - Referencing Guide

Book Chapters


  These examples are for chapters or parts of edited works in which the chapters or parts have individual titles and author(s), but are included in collections or textbooks edited by others.

  If the editors of a work are also the authors of all of the included chapters, then it should be cited as a whole book using the examples given for Books.

The title of the chapter or part and the book title are both given maximal capitalisation.

  The title of the chapter or part is enclosed in quotation marks.

•  Include the DOI for e-books in your reference, if given.

  If no DOI is available, the full text Database name used to source the article (e.g. Academic OneFile, ProQuest, and ScienceDirect) is cited rather than the internet address.

  Include the DOI or Internet address for articles sourced from the Internet.


Standard format for citation

Author of  Part, A. "Title of Chapter or Part." In Title: Subtitle of Book, Edition, edited by A. Editor and B. Editor, inclusive page numbers. Place of publication: Publisher, Year.


Chapter from an edited e-book

Holdsworth, A. "Who Do You Think You Are? Family History and Memory on British Television." In Televising History: Mediating the Past in Postwar Europe, edited by Erin Bell and Ann Gray. Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.

Chapter in an edited print book

Gould, Glenn. "Streisand as Schwarzkopf." In The Glenn Gould Reader, edited by Tim Page, 308-11. New York: Vintage, 1984.

Single chapter from an anthology or compilation

Calvino, Italo. "Cybernetics and Ghosts." In The Uses of Literature: Essays, translated by Patrick Creagh, 3-27. San Diego: Harcourt, 1982.

Entry in a reference work

Hirst, John. "Macquarie, Lachlan." In The Oxford Companion to Australian History, edited by Graeme Davison, John Hirst and Stuart Macintyre, 172. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2001.

See the All Examples page for examples of in-text and reference list entries for specific resources such as book chapters, articles, books, and web pages.