An anthology is a collection of works assembled into one format. For example, essays published by different authors centered around a theme are often published in a single book. Poetry is often published in an anthology. Although citing anthologies in APA 7 style may seem confusing at first, it’s actually very easy as you’ll follow the basic format of citing a chapter in an edited book.
One Work in a Collection
Using writings from anthologies is a good way to find related sources for your research paper. The way you cite a resource varies slightly depending on whether it is in print or on a website.
The format for citing a print resource in your APA reference list, as would be the case when citing a chapter or entry in an anthology, is as follows:
Author, A.A., & Author, B.B. (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Publisher.
The corresponding in-text citation is very simple:
(Author & Author, Year)
Print Example – Reference List
Print Example – In-Text Citation
The format for creating an APA citation of an online resource adds the URL at the end without a period:
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.). Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). http://www.xxxxxx
Website Example – Reference List
Website Example – In-Text Citation
Whole Anthology Citation
If you are citing the anthology as a whole, follow this APA citation format:
Author, A. & Author, B. (Eds.). (Year). Title of anthology: Subtitle of anthology. Publisher.
Example 1 – Whole Anthology Reference List
Example 1 – In-Text Citation
Example 2 – Whole Anthology Reference List
Example 3 – Online Anthology
The basic volume for a multi-volume citation is as follows:
Editor, A. & Editor, C. (Eds.). (year-year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. (Vols x-x). Publisher.
Example Reference List – Multi-Volume Citation
Example – In-Text Citation
- Place the name of the editor(s) in place of the author element.
- Include source elements for both the essay title and the anthology title.
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