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Chapter in Print

A division of a book usually titled or numbered

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title. In F. M. Last (Ed.), Book/Anthology (Edition ed., pp. Pages). City, State: Publisher.
*Note about Editor: F. M. Last before (Ed.) or (Eds.) is Editor, NOT Author.

Front Cover

Title page: Use the author, title, and publication information from the Title page, which comes on the subsequent pages after the cover

Citation: Serviss, G. P. (1911). A trip of terror. In A Columbus of space (pp. 17-32). New York, NY: Appleton.
Chapter via Website

Citing a chapter found on a website

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title. In F. M. Last (Ed.), Book/Anthology (Edition ed.). Retrieved from URL
*Note about Editor: F. M. Last before (Ed.) or (Eds.) is Editor, NOT Author.
*URL Note: If not yet indexed or difficult to find from the homepage, then include the full URL. Otherwise, use the homepage URL.

Website

Date accessed: Only include if the source is one that might change

Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their print version, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.
Citation: Serviss, G. P. (1911). A trip of terror. In A Columbus of space. Retrieved from http://books.google.com
Anthology

A book containing a collection of works from different authors from the same period or on the same subject

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title. In F. M. Last & F. M. Last (Eds.), Anthology (pp. Pages). City, State: Publisher.
*Note about Editor: F. M. Last before (Ed.) or (Eds.) is Editor, NOT Author.

Front Cover

Page 2: The title page and subsequent pages after the cover will have publication information

Citation: Dillard, A. (2007). Living like weasels. In L. Williford & M. Martone (Eds.), Touchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction: Work from 1970 to present (pp. 148-151). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.
Introduction, Foreward, Preface, Afterword

Statement written before the beginning of a book – usually written by someone other than the author. An afterward is a conclusion statement written at the end of the book.

Structure: Last, F. M. (Year Published). Section title [Section Type]. In F. M. Last & F. M. Last (Eds.), Book/Anthology (Edition ed., pp. Pages). City, State: Publisher.
*Note about Editor: F. M. Last before (Ed.) or (Eds.) is Editor, NOT Author.

Front Cover

Page 2: The title page and subsequent pages after the cover will have publication information

Note: If there is a title, you may add this in quotes before the description.
Citation: Sanders, S. R. (2007). [Introduction]. In L. Williford & M. Martone (Eds.), Touchstone anthology of contemporary creative nonfiction: Work from 1970 to present (pp. X-Xii). New York, NY: Simon & Schuster.

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