Book with one author

You may need to consult more than one section to accurately represent the source used (eg. number of authors and source descriptions)

Format for in-text citation

In-text citation example

Pollan (2006) has argued that…


In a major study (Pollan 2006), it was found that…


In his analysis, Pollan (2006, 20-23) discusses the...

Format for bibliography

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author Surname, First name. Year of publication. Title. Place of publication: Publisher.

If not first edition:

Author Surname, First name. Year of publication. Title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher.

Reference list example/s

Pollan, Michael. 2006. The Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals. New York: Penguin.

Castells, Manuel. 2000. End of Millennium. 2nd ed. Malden, MA: Blackwell. 

Style notes for this reference type

  • See Manual 15.9
  • Include the surname only in in-text citations.
  • When citing a particular passage, include the page number/s in the in-text citation. Do not use 'p' or 'pp' before the page numbers. Place a comma between the year and page number/s.
  • Invert the author's name in the reference list.
  • In the reference list, works without an author should appear alphabetically by the main word of the title (ignore 'the', 'a', and 'an').
  • Editor's names should be followed with the abbreviation ed. (or eds.).
  • Use the same format where there is a translator or compiler instead of an editor.
  • Specify the edition if it is not the first edition.
  • No page numbers are given for books.
  • Give beginning and ending page numbers for book chapters.
  • For online books include the DOI (or URL) as the last part of the citations and refer to section headings in lieu of page numbers.
  • Published musical scores are treated in the same way as books.

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