Answered By: Laura Marek
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2023     Views: 1720

You can tell if a listed citation is for a book or an article by what details a citation has or does not have.  The below table outlines what information is included in typical references to articles, books, and chapters from edited books.  

  Author Book name Chapter Title Journal name Article title Editors Volume Issue Publisher Date published Page number(s) DOI (if available)
Article from a journal x     x x   x x   x x x
Book x x         sometimes   x x   x
Chapter from an edited Book x x x     x sometimes   x x x x


Article from a journal:

Wright, C.V., Perez, S., Johnson, D.M. (2010). The mediating role of empowerment for African American women experiencing intimate partner violence. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy2(4), 266-272. 

Book (including ebooks):

DeRosa, D. M. & Lepsinger, R. (2010). Virtual team success: A practical guide for working and leading from a distance. John Wiley & Sons.

Chapter from an edited book:

Klimoski, R. J. (2000). Industrial and organizational psychology: Assessments and interventions (A. E. Kazdin, Ed.). In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.), Encyclopedia of psychology (Vol. 4, pp. 258–263)American Psychological Association.

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