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Nursing Library Guide: Chapter in a book

Guide to library resources for nursing students showing how to find information in books and journals, referencing and essay writing.

Chapter in edited book

Cite the author and title of the chapter to which you are referring and then indicate in which book it

appears and the editors of the whole work:

List of References

Clegg, T. (2009). Play for the infant and child in the high dependency unit. In M. Dixon, D. Crawford,

     D. Teasdale, & J. Murphy (Eds.), Nursing the highly dependent child or infant: A manual of care 

     (pp. 269-273). Chichester, West Sussex: Wiley-Blackwell.

In-Text Citation

(Clegg, 2009)



Chapter in edited book online - no DOI

List of References

Selwood, K., Langford, C., & Wright, M. (2012). Care of the child with cancer.

    In M. Dixon & D. Crawford (Eds.), Paediatric intensive care nursing (2nd ed., pp. 284-300).

    Retrieved from


In-text Citation

(Selwood, Langford & Wright, 2012).


Chapter in edited book online - with DOI

List of References

Cheuk-Chun, S., & Kam-Tao Li, P. (2010). Peritoneal dialysis-related infections. In J. Himmelfarb & M.H. Sayegh (Eds.), Chronic kidney

     disease, dialysis, and transplantation (pp. 446–458). doi:10.1016/B978-1-4377-0987-2.00030-3

In-text Citation

(Cheuk-Chun & Kam-Tao Li, 2010).