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Citation Format: Books


Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin Books, 1987. Print.

Henley, Patricia. The Hummingbird House. Denver: MacMurray, 1999. Print.

Book with More Than One Author

First author name is written last name first; subsequent author names are written first name, last name.  If there are more than three authors, you may list only the first author followed by the phrase et al. (the abbreviation for the Latin phrase "and others"; no period after "et").

Two or Three Authors Examples:
Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, 2000. Print.

Marquart, James W., Sheldan E. Olson, and Jonathan R. Sorensen.  The Rope, the Chair, and the Needle: Capital         
       Punishment in Texas, 1923-1990
.  Austin: University of Texas Press, 1994. Print.

More than Three Authors Example:
Wysocki, Anne Frances, et al. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition.
        Logan, UT: Utah State UP, 2004. Print.

Two or More Books by the Same Author

After the first listing of the author's name, use three hyphens and a period instead of the author's name. List books alphabetically by title.

Palmer, William J. Dickens and New Historicism. New York: St. Martin's, 1997. Print.

---. The Films of the Eighties: A Social History. Carbondale: Southern Illinois UP, 1993. Print.

Book by a Corporate Author

A corporate author may be a commission, a committee, or any group whose individual members are not identified on the title page:

American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. New York: Random, 1998. Print.

Book with No Author

List and alphabetize by the title of the book.

Encyclopedia of Indiana. New York: Somerset, 1993. Print.

A Work Prepared by an Editor

Cite the book as you normally would, but add the editor after the title.

Bronte, Charlotte. Jane Eyre. Ed. Margaret Smith. Oxford: Oxford UP, 1998. Print.


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