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APA (6th ed.) referencing guide (Online): Edited book

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Edited book

Below you will find guidance and examples of how to set out a reference to an edited book in the body of your work and in the reference list at the end.

In text citations

Example 1:

According to Anderson (2006) this is...
OR
...(Anderson, 2006).

Example 2: For 3-5 editors

First citation:

Cassell, Cunliffe and Grandy (2018) state that...
OR
....(Cassell, Cunliffe, & Grandy, 2018).

Subsequent citations:

Cassell et al. (2018) claim that...
OR
(Cassell et al., 2018).

Reference list

Last name, Initial(s). (Ed.). (Year). Title (edition.). Place: Publisher.

Note: Use (Ed.) if one editor and (Eds.) if two or more editors.

Example 1:
Anderson, L. (Ed.). (2006). Creative writing: A workbook with readings (2nd ed.). Abingdon: Routledge.


Example 2:
Cassell, C., Cunliffe, A. L., & Grandy, G. (Eds.). (2018). The Sage handbook of

            qualitative business and management research methods. London: Sage.