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About Citing Books

When you're finding books for your research, make note of the author name(s), book title, edition, publication date, publisher, place of publication, and the pages you've referenced.

For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.

The following format will be used:

In-Text Citation- entry that appears in the body of your paper.

Reference List- entry that appears at the end of your paper.

Information was drawn from Scientific style and format : the CSE manual for authors, editors, and publishers.

Corporate Author

The general format and example below refers to a book with a corporate author.

If there is no personal author, an organization such as a university, association, corporation, or governmental body may serve as an author.

A shortened form of the name of the organization may be used for the in-text citation, using the initial letter of each part of the name or a readily recognizable abbreviation. The abbreviation will appear as the first element in the end reference, within square brackets.

General Format

In-Text Citation:
(Author date)

Reference List:
Author. Year. Title of book. Edition. Place of publication (State or Prov): Publisher name. Number of pages p.

Example

In-Text Citation:
(NCW 2001)
 
Reference List:
[NCW] National Council of Welfare (Canada). 2001. Child poverty profile. Ottawa (ON): National Council of Welfare.

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