When citing an individual section of larger work such as a volume of essays or a reference work, the author and title of the individual section must be given before the title, and the editor of the larger work, if applicable. Utilize the following guidelines described in section 10.3 of APA:
Sometimes you may use only a single chapter or essay from a larger book by a single-author. In those instances, APA indicates to include a reference citation for the entire work. The parenthetical citation should note the specific chapter number cited as indicated in APA section 8.13.
R: Cone, S.D. (2018). Theology from the Great Tradition. Bloomsbury T & T Clark.
P: (Cone 2018, chapter 3)
Here is an example for citing a specific article in a one volume theological encyclopedia:
R: Morris, L. L. (1996). Death. In R. W. Wood (Ed.), New Bible dictionary (3rd ed., pp. 265-267). InterVarsity Press.
P: (Morris, 1996, p. 266)
Here is an example for citing a specific article in an abridged theological encyclopedia such as the one-volume Theological Dictionary of the New Testament, frequently referred to as Little Kittel. This example also includes a translator as shown in APA 10.3 example 42.
R: Kuhn, K. G. (1985). Marantha (G. W. Bromiley, Trans.). In G. Kittel (Ed.), Theological dictionary of the New Testament (pp. 563-564). Eerdmans.
P: (Kuhn, 1985, p. 563)
Citations for a chapter or essay in an ebook or an article from an online reference work such as Sage Knowledge should be formatted according to section 10.3. A DOI (Digital Object Identifier) is preferred when available as shown in the example below and in APA 10.3 example 38.
R: Matheson, V. (2006). Poverty gap index. In M. Odekon (Ed.), Encyclopedia of world poverty (pp. 844-845). SAGE. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781412939607.n547
P: (Matheson, 2006, paragraph 3)
When using only a chapter of an ebook found via eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), Ebrary, or PsycBOOKS, this model would be followed. Items from an academic research databases do not require the use of a URL but do require a DOI if available.
R: Gottman, J. M., & Gottman, J. S. (2013). Difficulties with clients in Gottman method couples therapy. In Transforming negative reactions to clients: From frustration to compassion (pp. 91-112). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/13940-004
P: (Gottman and Gottman, 2013, p. 95)