Book by a Single Author or Editor
E-book with Single Editor
E-book on a Device (for ex. Kindle, EPUB)
Book by Multiple Authors or Editors
Three or More Authors or Editors
Book by a Corporate Author
Chapter, Section, or Entry in an Edited Book
Book citations should include the following elements if available:
1. Name of author, editor, person or group primarily responsible for creating the work or the aspect of the work that is the your focus (such as translator)
2. Title of book (italicized)
3. Edition used (if other than the first) or Version (such as King James Version)
4. Volume number if only one volume of a numbered multivolume set is used
6. Name of Publisher (omitting words like Company, Corporation, Limited; using UP for University Press)
7. Year of Publication
9. Series name if part of a series along with series number if available (optional, include if helpful to your reader)
9. Total number of volumes in a multivolume set (optional, include if helpful to your reader)
10. If it is an ebook, name of container (Proquest, Ebook Library, Google Books, etc.) and URL. If accessed on a tablet, indicate "e-book" or type of tablet (Kindle ed., EPUB ed., etc.) as a version (see number 3 above).
If you are citing an entire edited book, place the editor's name in the author position followed by "editor."
If the type of e-book is not known, use the word "e-book" as a version.
Conroy, Pat. The Death of Santini: The Story of a Father and His Son. Kindle ed., Doubleday, 2013.
List the authors in the order they appear on the title page. List the first author with the last name first; second authors are listed with the first name followed by the last name. Use the form of the name given on the title page.
Three or more authors or editors
When there are three or more authors or editors, use the first name listed on the title page and list using the last name first followed by a comma and et al. (which means "and others").
If the focus is the translation of a work, treat the translator as the author.
Bartlett, Rosamund, translator. Anna Karenina. By Leo Tolstoy, Oxford UP, 2014.
If the focus is the work itself, include the translator because their contribution is considered significant.
Tolstoy, Leo. Anna Karenina. Translated by Rosamund Bartlett, Oxford UP, 2014.
If the author is the same organization as the publisher, skip the author's name and include the publisher's name. If the corporate author is different from the publisher, include the name and drop the word "The" at the beginning of corporate names.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed., American Psychological Association, 2010.
American Civil Liberties Union. Why President Richard Nixon Should be Impeached. Public Affairs Press, [1973?].
If your book is part of a series and if it would help your reader to know that it is part of a series, the series name and number (if any) should be given after the date of publication. Do not italicize or put in quotes.
Begin the citation with the author of the work, not the editor of the book. If no author is listed, begin with the title of the article or section.
Example 1 (Source from an Anthology):
Example 2 (Source from a Reference Resource):
Include edition statements for versions other than the first edition. Abbreviate edition (ed.) and revised (rev.), but write out other editions in lower case unless an initial letter is preceded by a period. If two different publishers are listed, separate with a slash (do not list both if one is a division of a larger publishing company).
Include the volume number after the editor's name. (If there is no editor, the volume number will appear after the title.)
Example (one article):
Example (entire set, but the number of total volumes is optional):