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Referencing and assignment writing: Citing books & e-books

Citing books

Book with one author

In-Text:                    (O'Connor 1957)
 In-Text:                    O'Connor (1957) states that...

References:           O'Connor, DJ 1957, An introduction to the philosophy of education, Routledge & Kegan Paul, London.


Book with one author with subtitle

In-Text:                     (Worsley 2008)   

References:            Worsley, T 2008, Nutrition promotion: theories and methods, systems and settings, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest,                                           NSW. 

Book with two authors

Note: When the authors names are incorporated in the text of your assignment use 'and' not the &. 

In-Text:                      (Zikmund & D'Amico 1989)
In-Text:                       Zikmund and D'Amico (1989) discussed....

References:            Zikmund, WG & D'Amico, M 1989, Marketing, 3rd edn, Wiley, New York.


Book with three authors

In-Text:                     (Silberschatz, Galvin & Gagne 2007)

References:            Silberschatz, A, Galvin, PB & Gagne, G 2007, Operating system concepts with Java, 7th edn, Wiley, Hoboken, NJ.


Book with more than three authors

In Text:                    (Peirson et al. 2006)
In Text:                    Peirson et al. (2006) discovered...

References:           Peirson, G, Brown, R, Easton, S, Howard, P & Pinder, S 2006, Business finance, 9th edn, McGraw-Hill,
                                 North Ryde, NSW.

Book with no author

If there is no named author, cite the work by title in-text and in the reference list.  Refer to Snooks (2002, p. 197)

In-Text:                     (Guidebook to Australian social security law 1983)

References:            Guidebook to Australian social security law 1983, CCH Australia, North Ryde, NSW.


Company, Organisation, Committee, Government Department as author

A publication by a group, committee, government department, organisation, company etc.

In-Text:                     (Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission 1986)

References:            Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission 1986, Review of TAFE funding, AGPS, Canberra.


Different Editions

An edition statement is placed after the title of the work. An edition statement is not necessary if the book is a first edition, refer to Snooks (2002 p. 196).

In-Text:                    (Zikmund & D'Amico 1989)

References:           Zikmund, WG & D'Amico, M 1989, Marketing, 3rd edn, Wiley, New York.  


Multi-volume works

In-Text: ( Public Land Use Commission 1996)

References: Public Land Use Commission 1996, Tasmania-Commonwealth Regional Forest Agreeement: environment and heritage report, vol. 1, Background report.


eBooks or Electronic Books

Note: The reference for an e-book has all the elements of a printed book. In addition add the date viewed and the URL or web address. For further information refer to Snooks (2000, p. 230)

 In-Text:                      (Fernandez 2007)

References:             Fernandez, O 2007, Rails way, Addison-Wesley, Upper Saddle River, NJ, viewed 25 February 2009,                                                               <>.

 Edited book

Use the abbreviation (ed.) for a single editor or (eds) for texts with mutiple editors.  Refer to Snooks (2002 p. 195).

In-Text:                    (eds Douglas, Douglas & Derrett 2001)
In-Text:                    ...edited by Douglas, Douglas and Derret (2001)

References:           Douglas, N, Douglas, G & Derrett, R (eds) 2001, Special interest groups: context and cases, John Wiley &
                                  Sons, Brisbane, Qld.

Chapter in an edited book

In-Text:                 (O'Regan 2002)

References:          O'Regan, T 2002, 'A national cinema', in G Turner (ed.), The film cultures reader, Routledge, London, pp. 139-64. 


Exhibition Catalogue

Cite and reference as a book or edited book.  Provide a description of the document type and if possible the exhibtion dates in normal typeface after the title e.g. exhibition catalogue, 27 March-10 May 2003,

In-Text:                    (Murray 2003)

References:           Murray, K 2003, Haven: the art and craft of refuge in Tasmania, exhibition catalogue, 27 March-10 May
                                 2003, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, Tas. 


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