Chapters in Books/eBooks

This page provides reference examples for chapters in books or eBooks. For more examples and information, please consult Section 3.12.4 of the AMA Manual of Style (11th Ed.).

Author(s). Title of chapter. In: Editor(s), ed(s). Title of Book. [Edition number, if not 1st] ed. Publisher; Year. doi:xx.xxxx OR Accessed [date]. URL


  • Include the DOI if one as been assigned to the book chapter or reference book entry.
  • Page numbers for books chapters should be included when available.

Reference Examples

Chapter in an edited print book (no DOI or URL)

Folberg R. The eye. In: Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, Aster JC, Perkins, JA, eds. Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. 8th ed. Saunders Elsevier; 2010:1345-1368.

Chapter in an edited eBook

Liu B, Garcia A, Darrah S, Gage K, Matsumoto M. The history and physical examination of a patient with disability. In: Mitra R, ed. Principles of Rehabilitation Medicine. McGraw-Hill; 2019. Accessed January 9, 2020.§ionid=206758533