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Creating a Book Citation »
- Use the author's last name followed by the first initial of the first name and middle initial (if available). (Example: Tom J. Crean = Crean, T. J.)
- The title should be italicized, but do not italicize, underline or put quotes around the titles of essays in books considered to be edited collections.
- For books with 2 to 7 authors, list each person. If there are 8 or more authors, list the first six, put an ellipsis (...) then put the last author. (Example: Thomas, D. N., Fogg, G. E., Convey, P., Fritsen, C. H., Gili, J-M., Gradinger, R., ... Walton, D. W. H.)
- Capitalize only the first letter of the first word of the title and subtitle, the first word after a colon or dash in the title and proper nouns.
- Do not include the state or province if it is included in the name of the university.
Author Last Name, First Initial. Middle Initial (if available). (Year of Publication). Title of work. City of Publication: Publisher.
ONE AUTHOR »
Demeter, M. E. (2009). How to create the perfect citation. Tallahassee, FL: Tallahassee Community College Press.
TWO AUTHORS »
Demeter, M. E. & Jaime, J. (2007). Staying alive on the silver screen: A look back at American dance films of the 1970s and 1980s. New York, NY: Neromind Press.
THREE TO SEVEN AUTHORS »
Demeter, M. E., Jaime, J.& Doster, K. (1999). Planning for the perfect Quinceanera. Chicago, IL: Daisy Wheel Press.
BOOK WITH AN EDITOR »
Gohren, B. (Ed.) (2000). The creative process: A symposium. University of California Press.