Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or above). Publisher's name; copyright year.
Example: Whole Book
Riegelman RK, Kirkwood B. Public health 101 :Healthy people--healthy populations. 2nd ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2015.73:95
Example: Chapter in a Book
Riegelman RK, Kirkwood B.Social and behavioral sciences and public health. In: Riegelman RK, Kirkwood B, eds. Public health 101 :Healthy people--healthy populations. 2nd ed. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2015.
NOTE: If the authors of a chapter are the same for the authors of the book you include the names in both places.
Author(s). Book Title. Edition number (if it is the second edition or above). Publisher's name; copyright year. URL. Accessed [date].
Preedy VR, Watson RR. Handbook of disease burden and quality of life measures. Springer Science. 2009. http://www.springerlink.com/content/978-0-387-78664-3.Accessed February 10, 2012.
Reference to a Chapter in a Book
When citing a chapter of a book, capitalize as for a journal article title; do not use quotation marks. Inclusive page numbers of the chapter should be given.
Example: Author(s). Chapter title. Edition. In: Author, Book title. edition. Publisher, Year: pages.
Bliss CM, Wolfe M. Chapter 34: Common clinical manifestations of gastrointestinal disease. In: Andreoli TE, Cecil RL, eds. Andreoli and Carpenter's Cecil Essentials of Medicine. 8th ed. Saunders/Elsevier; 2010:382-400.
Tip: What if the editor of the book is the same as the author of the chapter?
The rule applies if the authors of a particular chapter and the editors of the book are identical; you will need to include the same name in both places.
Riegelman RK. Chapter 11: Meta-analysis. In: Riegelman RK, ed. Studying a Study and Testing a Test: How to Read the Medical Evidence. 5th ed. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2005:99-115.
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