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Information You Need

To write a citation for a book you will need the following pieces of information:

  • Author(s) or editor(s)
  • Year of publication
  • Book title, including edition information if applicable
  • Publisher
  • For direct quotations, you will need the page number
  • DOI if eBook from a database

Anatomy of a book citation

In callouts: Author, Date, Title, Pub Info. Citation example: Obourn, M.W. (2020). Disabled futures: A framework for radical inclusion. Temple University Press.

In-Text Citation Information

In-text citations have two formats: parenthetical and narrative:

  • In parenthetical citations, the author name and publication date appear in parentheses.
  • In narrative citations, the author name is incorporated into the text as part of the sentence and the year follows in parentheses.

Refer to In-Text Citation found on the Basic Rules page for further guidelines

eBook & Print

Narrative In-text

Author (Date)
Stoneman (2008)

Parenthetical

(Author, Date)
(Stoneman, 2008)

eBook from a database or a Print version

Author Last Name, A. A. (Year of publication). Title of work: Capital letter also for subtitle. Publisher Name.
Stoneman, R. (2008). Alexander the Great: A life in legend. Yale University Press.

eBook with DOI

Author Last Name, A. A. (Year). Title of book. Publisher. DOI
Stoneman, R. (2008). Alexander the Great: A life in legend. Yale University Press. https://doi.org/10.10397/10235684523

Corporate Author (Group)

Narrative In-text

Author (Date)
Merriam-Webster (2008)

Parenthetical

(Author, Date)
(Merriam-Webster, 2008)

Name of Organization. (Year of publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Name of publisher. 
Merriam-Webster. (2008). Merriam-Webster’s Advanced Learner’s English Dictionary. Merriam-Webster.

Editor as Author

Narrative In-text

Editor (Date)
Brown (2014)

Parenthetical

(Editor, Date)
(Brown, 2014)

Editor, A. (Ed.). (Year of publication). Title of book: Subtitle of book (edition statement). Name of publisher. DOI
Brown, S. (Ed.). (2012). Nutrition: From the early years. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.10397/10235684523

 

Multiple editors:

Wamogamauale, M., Cheeseman, S., Fenech, M., Hadley, F., & Shepherd, W. (Eds.). (2012). Leadership: Contexts and complexities in early childhood education. Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.10397/102352522543

Chapter in an Edited Book

Example of single author:
(Author, Date)
(Feldt, 2008)
Example of multiple authors:
(Author et al., Date)
(Buback et al., 2000)

eBook from a database or a Print version

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book: Subtitle of book (edition., pp. xxx-xxx). Name of publisher.
Feldt, K. S., & Smith, B. (2008). Pain assessment in the older adult. In M. P. Jansen (Ed.), Managing pain in the older adult (3rd ed., pp. 35-54). Springer Publishing Company.

eBook with DOI

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book: Subtitle of book (ed., pp. xxx-xxx). Name of Publisher. https://doi:xxxxxxxxxxx
Buback, M., & Smith, B. (2000). Initiation and termination rates associated with free-radical polymerization in extended ranges of temperature and pressure. In K.  Matyjaszewski (Ed), Controlled/living radical polymerization: Progress in ATRP, NMP, and RAFT (2nd ed., Vol. 768, pp. 212-255). CRC Press. https://doi: 10.1021/bk-2000-0768

eBook with URL from non-database

Author, A., & Author, B. (Year of publication). Title of chapter or entry. In A. Editor, B. Editor, & C. Editor (Eds.), Title of book: Subtitle of book (ed., pp. xxx-xxx). Name of publisher. URL
Burchsted, F., & Smith, B. (2014). Biography. In J.B. Whitlatch & S. E. Searning (Eds.), Guide to Reference: Essential general reference and library science sources (2nd ed., pp. 20-30). CRC Press. https://reference-guides.com