Citing a BookBasic Structure
Some common variations on this basic format
Author, A. (year published). Title of book in italics. Location of Publisher: Name of publisher.
Wood, N. (1996). College reading and study skills. Fort Worth, TX: Harcourt
- More than one author: List them all, last names first, separated by commas, with an & before the final name:
Wood, N., Smith, L., & Jones, W.
- An editor rather than an author: The abbreviation (Ed.) follows the author's name, with a period after the abbreviation and after the parentheses.
Wood, N. (Ed.).
- A later edition: The edition number follows the title in parentheses. It is not italicized.
College Reading and Study Skills (5th ed.).
- A chapter from an edited book: Start with the normal author, year, and then put the chapter title, followed by the complete reference material for the book in which you read the chapter, in the order listed below:
Hillocks, G. (2002). Some basics for thinking about teaching writing.
In T.R. Johnson & S.Morahan (Eds.),Teaching Composition:
Background Readings (pp. 2 - 7. ). Boston: Bedford/St. Martins.