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Reserves: Distinguish Citations (Book, Book Chapter, or Article?)


Article citation:

EXAMPLE: Alegria, A. A., Blanco, C., Petry, N. M., Skodol, A. E., Liu, S., Grant, B., & Hasin, D. (Jul 2013). Sex differences in antisocial personality disorder: Results from the national epidemiological survey on alcohol and related conditions. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4(3), 214-222. doi:


  • Articles have volume and issue (4(3) = Volume 4, issue 3)
  • Articles have DOI

NOTE: Title of the journal is Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment


Book citation:

EXAMPLE: Kotulak, R. (1997).  Inside the brain: Revolutionary discoveries of how the mind works.  Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing.

TIP: Publisher location & name (Kansas City: Andrews McMeel Publishing) end of the citation. 

NOTE: Title of the book is Inside the brain: Revolutionary discoveries of how the mind works

Book chapter

Book chapter citation:

EXAMPLE: Pedersen, P. (1982). The intercultural context of counseling and therapy. In A.J. Marsella & G.M. White (Eds.). Cultural Conceptions of Mental Health and Therapy. Dordrecht, Holland: D. Reidel Publishing Company, pp. 333-358.


  • Like a book, the chapter lists the publishing company. 
  • Chapters list the author(s) and if it's an edited work, the editors so if you see (Eds.), you know it's a book chapter
  • Chapters list the title of the chapter without italics and the title of the book in italics

NOTE: Title of the book is Cultural Conceptions of Mental Health and Therapy