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Harvard OU Citation Guide: Books/e-books

Books

Material Type

Reference List Example

In Text Example

Book: Single Author

Author, A. (year of publication) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

Chalke, S. (2003) How to Succeed as a Working Parent, London, Hodder & Stoughton.

 

(Chalke, 2003) 

 

Book: 2 Authors

Author, A. and Author, B. (year of publication) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

Speake, J. and LaFlaur, M. (1999) The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English, Oxford, Oxford University Press.

Speake and LaFlaur (1999) indicate that...

 

Book: 3 or More Authors 

Author, A., Author, B., and Author, C. (year of publication) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher. 

 

Bond, W. R., Smith, J. T., and George, M. (1996) Management of small firms, Sydney, McGraw-Hill.

 

(Bond et al., 1996)

 

Book: No Author (Anonymous Work)

Title (year of publication) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

A woman in Berlin (2011) A woman in Berlin, London, Virago Press.

(A woman in Berlin, 2011)

 

Book: Editor(s)

Author, A. and Author, B. (ed[s]) (year of original publication) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

Hall, S. and Gieben, B. (eds) (1992) Formations of Modernity, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press.

(Hall and Gieben, 1992)

 

Book: edition other than first

Author, A. (year of publication) Title of Book, Number edn., Place of publication, Publisher.

Winder, S. (2002) Analog and Digital Filter Design, 2nd edn, Boston, Newnes.

(Winder, 2002)

 

Book: Translator & Author

Author, A. (year of publication of translated version [year of publication of original work if available]) Title of Book (trans. A. Translator), Place of publication, Publisher.

Colorado, J. A. (2006 [2004]), Economic theory in the Mexican context: recent developments on the ground (trans. K. Smith), Oxford, Oxford University Press.

(Colorado, 2006)

 

Book: Organisation as Author

Organisation (year) Title, Place of publication, Publisher.

Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics (2001), Aquaculture development in Australia: a review of key economic issuesCanberra, ABARE.

(Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2001)

 

Book: Different Works by Same Author in Same Year

Author, A. (year of publication[letter of alphabet showing the order in the Reference List]) Title of Book, Number edn., Place of publication, Publisher.

Goffman, E. (1959a) The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life, New York, Anchor Books.

Goffman, E. (1959b) Psychological Principles Nowadays, New York, Anchor Books.

Goffman (1959a, 1959b) discuss the...

 

Book: Chapter or Article in Edited Book

Author of chapter, A. (year of publication) ‘Title of chapter’, in Author A. (ed[s]) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher, page extent.

Milkman, R. (1998) 'The new American workplace:high road or low road?', in Thompson, P. and Warhurst, C. (eds) Workplaces of the futureLondon, Macmillan Press, pp. 22-34.

(Milkman, 1998)

 

Book: No Date

Author, A. (n.d.) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

Mason, R. (n.d.) ISDN: Applications in Education and Training, Exeter, Short Run Press. (Mason, n.d.)

 

Book: Secondary Referencing

Author, A. (year of publication) Title of Book, Place of publication, Publisher.

The secondary source should only be mentioned in the in-text citation.

Smith, J. (2007) Musings from Chocolate Lovers, Bicester, JFJ Press. Bloggs (2004), cited in Smith (2007), ...

 
 E-books

Material Type

Reference List Example

In Text Example

eBook: from Library Database

Author, A. (year of ebook publication) Title of Book [Online], Place of publication if available, Publisher if available. Available at Database Name (Accessed date).

Speake, J. and LaFlaur, M. (1999) The Oxford Essential Dictionary of Foreign Terms in English [Online], Oxford, Oxford University Press. Available at EBSCOhost eBook Collection (Accessed 10 December 2015).

(Speake and LaFlaur, 1999)

eBook: On a Reader (e.g. Kindle)

Author, A. (year of ebook publication) Title of Book [ebook reader], Place of publication, Publisher. 

Hawking, S. and Mlodinow, L. (2010) The grand design, [ebook reader], London, Transworld Digital.

(Hawking and Mlodinow, 2010)

eBook: Chapter or Article in an Edited eBook

Author of chapter A. (year of ebook publication) ‘Title of chapter’, in Author A. (ed[s]) Title of Book [Online], Place of publication if available, Publisher if available, page extent if available. Available at URL/Library Database (Accessed date).

White, H. (2002) 'The westernization of world history' in Rusen, J. (ed) Western historical thinking: an intercultural debate, [Online], New York, Berghahn Books, pp. 111-119. Available at EBSCOhost eBook Collection (Accessed 10 December 2015).

 

(White, 2002, p. 112)

eBook: Online

Author, A. (year of ebook publication) Title of Book [Online], Place of publication if available, Publisher if available. Available at URL (Accessed date).

 

Willie, S. S. (2003) Acting Black: College, Identity and the Performance of Race [Online], New York, Routledge. Available at http://library.open.ac.uk/ linking/index.php?id=311027 (Accessed 10 April 2010).

(Willie, 2003)
 

 

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