Book with one author

  • Author's name. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.

Book with two or three authors

  • Authors' name. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.
  • Authors' name format: [Last] of first author, [First] of first author, [First] [Last] name of second author.

Example:

Tony, Fat, and Joseph Quimby. Saving School District Funds the Legitimate Businessman Way: Or Quality- Dog or Higher. Springfield: Racket Press, 1997. Print.

Book with three or more authors

  • Author's name, et al. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.
  • Only one author name is required.

Example:

Hibbert, Julius, et al. Bedside Manner: When a Little Chuckle is Appropriate. Springfield: Springfield Hospital Press, 1993. Print.

Works with No Author or With an Anonymous Author

  • Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.
  • Start with the title and ignore any initial A, An, or The.

Example:

Who Shot Mr. Burns. Springfield: Mystery Press, 1995. Print.

Two or more books by the same author

  • Give the names in the first entry only. Thereafter, type three hyphens which stands for the names of the preceding entry.
  • First Entry Authors' name. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.
  • Second Entry ---. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.

Examples:

Frink, John. Hyperbolic Topology in Action: The GLAVIN Project. Springfield: Inventive Press, 1997. Print.

---. 101 Frinkian Inventions: From the Auto Phone Dialer to Hamburger Earmuffs. Springfield: Inventive Press, 1998. Print.

Book by a Corporate Author

  • Omit any initial article (A, An, The)
  • Cite the book by the corporate author, even if the corporate author is the publisher.
  • Corporate author's name. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.

Example:

Globex. First the Market then the World: Approaches to Dominating the Market and Beyond. Cypress Creek: Globex, 1999. Print.

Book with an Editor

  • Editor's name, ed. Title of the book. Place of publication: Publisher's name, Date of publication. Medium of publication.
  • Indicate an editor by including a comma after the name and "ed." for multiple editors use "eds."

Example:

Wiggum, Sarah, ed. When One Glass isn't Enough: Sometimes You just Need a Box of Wine. Springfield: Poppin Fresh Press, 2000. Print.

Reference Book Entry (dictionary or encyclopedia)

  • Author (if available). "Title of Article." Title of Book. Ed. Editor's name (if available). Edition. Place of publication: Publisher's name,Year. Medium of Publication.
  • If no article author is listed begin with the title.

Examples:

Lanley, Lyle. "Monorails Equal Money." Methods of Commuity Development. Ed. Emily Winthrop. 4th ed. Springfield:springfield Nuclear P, 1991. Print.

 

Simpson, Mona. "Hippie Activism." Encyclopedia of Political Movements. 4th ed. 2001. Print.

"McBain." Encyclopedia of Action Films. 3rd ed. 2002. Print.

Book Review

  • Author (of review). "Title of Review." Rev. of Title of Book being Reviewed, by Book author's Name. Name of Periodical Volume Number Date: pages. Medium of Publication.

Example:

Talbot, Chloe. "Homer's Real Odyssey." Rev. of Homer, I Hardly Knew Me, by Homer Simpson. Playdude Magazine 7 Oct. 2003: 352. Print.

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