Roadmap to Referencing

for use with Harvard-UniSA Style referencing



: Book chapter

Description: A single chapter or section in an electronic edited book


  • Do not cite a chapter or section in a book when that book is entirely written by one author or set of authors: instead, cite as a whole book. However, if the chapter has its own separate author (i.e. like a chapter in an edited book), cite the chapter and chapter author .
  • Page numbers are not always available in electronic books. Include them where available; when normal pagination is not present, cite chapter numbers or similar in-text.

In-text citation

Format and layout:
Author’s family name (year, page number if applicable)
(Author’s family name year, page number if applicable)
Pilkington and Hockenhull (2014) recommend... recommended (Pilkington and Hockenhull 2014).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:
Chapter Author's family name, Initial(s) year, 'Title of chapter', in Editor's Initial(s) Editor's family name (ed.), Title of e-book, edition if applicable, Publisher, Place of publication, page numbers if applicable, e-book edition OR e-book reader application OR e-reader device.
Pilkington, G & Hockenhull, J 2014, 'Planning and managing my review', in A Boland, MG Cherry & R Dickson (eds), Doing a systematic review: a student's guide, SAGE, London, pp. 181–200, Amazon Kindle.