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How Do I Cite an Article from a Print Reference Work Using APA?

Basic Format
  • Author's Name. (Date of publication). Title of article. In Name of editor, Title of reference work. (Volume information, Inclusive page numbers). Place of publication: Name of publisher.
A Signed Article in a Reference Work
  • Jamison, L. R. (1994). The disappearing ozone layer. In R. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Ecology. (Vol. 4, pp. 22-27). Chicago: Wiley.
An Unsigned Article in a Reference Work
  • The disappearing ozone layer. (1994). In R. Smith (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Ecology. (Vol. 4, pp. 22-27). Baltimore: Elsevier.
If your source does not appear in this guide or for further information or examples, consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (5th edition) (Call Number: Ref BF76.7 .P83 2001 ) available in the Ready Reference Collection at the Information Desk or in the Reference Collection. You can also refer to the Instruction Office's list of resources; we specifically recommend Purdue's Online Writing Lab (OWL). You can also contact the SIUE Writing Center or visit APA's site.
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