Two to three authors

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

Sharp, Peters and Howard (2002, p.98) have argued that…


…as argued (Sharp, Peters and Howard 2002,p.98).

Format for reference list

Elements, punctuation & capitalisation

Author AA , Author BB and Author CC (Year of publication), Title of book, Publisher, Place of publication.

Reference list example

Sharp JA, Peters J and Howard K (2002), The management of a student research project, Gower, Aldershot, England.

Style notes for this reference type

  • Cite author names in the order in which they appear on the title page.
  • For in-text citations:
    • When the authors' names form part of the sentence use 'and'
    • When the authors' names are contained within brackets use '&'
  • Book titles are italicised. Minimal capitalisation is recommended. Capitalise only the first word of the title and any proper nouns. Subtitles are not capitalised and are separated from the main title by a colon.
  • There is no comma or full-stop between the authors' names and year of publication. Commas are used to separate all other elements. The reference entry finishes with a full-stop.
  • Information about the edition (not including first editions) and volume appear after the year of publication in the following order:
    Title of book, edition (edn), Volume number or number of volumes, Publisher, Place of publication, page number(s) if applicable.

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