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Book Citations

Author' Last Name, Author's first initial. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also

for subtitle. Location: Publisher.


Book With a Single Author

Gore, A. (2006). An Inconvenient Truth: The planetary emergency of global warming and what we can do about it. New York: Rodale Press.

  • List author last-name first, followed by the author's initials.
Book With Multiple Authors

Bartlett, J.G.& Gallant, J.E. (2007). Medical Management of HIV Infection. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University, Dept. Of Infectious Diseases.

  • List authors last-name first, followed by authors' initials. Authors should be separated by the ampersand (&) instead of "and".
Editions Other Than the First

Helfer, M. E., Kempe, R. S., & Krugman, R. D. (1997). The battered child (5th ed.). Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Author's Last Name, Author's First Initial. (Year). Title of book: Capital letter also for subtitle.

[Type/version of e-book]. Retrieved from: URL.



De Huff, E. W. (n.d.). Taytay’s tales: Traditional Pueblo Indian tales. Retrieved from

Author' Last Name, Author's first initial.  (Year of publication). Chapter Title. In book editors

(Eds.), Title of Book: Capital letter also for subtitle. Location: Publisher.


Edited Book with Author

Plath, S. (2000). The unabridged journals. K. V. Kukil (Ed.). New York, NY: Anchor.

Edited Book, No Author

Duncan, G. J., & Brooks-Gunn, J. (Eds.). (1997). Consequences of growing up poor. New York, NY: Russell Sage Foundation.

  • When citing a book that has editors but no author, place the editor(s) name first, before the publication date.
Chapter in An Edited Book

O'Neil, J. M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men's and women's gender role journeys: A metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B. R. Wainrib

(Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107-123). New York, NY: Springer.

  • When citing a chapter within an edited book, add the chapter title immediately after the date of publication, then include the names of any editors, and then continue with the book title and publication information.

Author's Last name, Author's First Initial. (Year). Title of Book: Capital letter also for subtitle.

(Translator's First Initial and Last Name). Location, Publisher. (Date of original publication)



Laplace, P. S. (1951). A philosophical essay on probabilities. (F. W. Truscott & F. L. Emory, Trans.). New York, NY: Dover. (Original work published



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