Alternate Name(s): American Society for Metals Information
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How do you cite a handbook in APA style?
Information from handbooks are often cited as a chapter from an edited book in APA Style
The information you need to include (if available) Is the following:
Author(s) of the chapter
Date of publication of the chapter
Title of the chapter
Editor(s) of the book
Title of the book
Chapter page numbers (e.g., 25-39)
Either a DOI or URL if you are using an electronic resources
Examples of citations from handbooks using APA Style:
Chapter in a multivolume edited handbook:
Destefani, J. (1990). Introduction to Titanium and Titanium Alloys. In ASM Handbook Committee (Eds.), Properties and Selection: Nonferrous Alloys and Special-Purpose Material. ASM International.https://doi.org/10.31399/asm.hb.v02.a0001080
Chapter in a single volume handbook:
Peters, S. (2002). Composite Materials and Processes. In C. Harper (Ed.) Handbook of Plastics, Elastomers, and Composites. McGraw-Hill.