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How to cite and reference your sources (Monash University) : Books

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Books

 

Editions: No edition information is required for first editions.

Publication location: Publisher locations in the U.S.A. should include the city and the abbreviated version of the state (e.g. NY for New York); elsewhere in the world, include the city and country. Where more than one location is provided, use the first location listed.

Print book

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of book. Location of publication: Publisher.
Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of book (edition).Location of publication: Publisher.

Example Ibn Abdulaziz, T. (2004). Classic experiments in psychology. Westport, CT: Greenwood.

Edited book

Use the author rules as listed above. Where there is an editor instead of an author, follow the author rules, but also include the abbreviation ‘Ed.’ or‘Eds.’ in parentheses following the editor names: e.g. Editor, A.A., & Editor, B. B.(Eds.).

Format

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of book (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Example

Williams, J. M. (Ed.). (2006). Applied sport psychology: personal growth to peak performance (5th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill.

Lee-Chai, A. Y., & Bargh, J. A. (Eds.). (2001). The use and abuse of power: Multiple perspectives on the causes of corruption. New York: Psychology Press.

Compiled textbook

Where there is a compiler instead of an author, follow the author rules, but also include the abbreviation ‘Comp.’ in parentheses following the compiler name/s: e.g. Compiler, A.A., & Compiler, B. B.(Comp.). Note: the difference between a compiler and an editor is that the editor has some imput into the content of the publication, a compiler simply brings together a selection of resources without input into their content.

Format

Compiler, A. A., & Compiler, B. B. (Comp.) (year of publication). Title of book (edition). Location of publication: Publisher.

Example

Recoche, K., & Abu-Arab, A. (Comp.) (2013). NUR1001: Professional and scholarly communication. Frenchs Forrest, NSW: Pearson Australia

 

Electronic book

The URL provided should be the website of the main publisher or provider. If you accessed the e-book via the catalogue, check the catalogue record to find the publisher or provider (where the fulltext is available from).Tip: conduct a websearch – provide a URL that your readers will be able to find the book from, e.g. via psycBOOKS:http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycbooks/index.aspxGooglebooks:http://www.google.com.au/

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of book (edition). Retrieved from URL


OR


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of book (edition). doi:xxxx

OR

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of book(edition). Retrieved from URL


OR


Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (year of publication). Title of book (edition). doi:xxxx

Example

Bennett, P. (2006). Abnormal and clinical psychology: an introductory textbook (2nd ed.). Retrieved from http://www.eblib.com/

Marlatt, G. A., & Witkiewitz, K. (Eds.). (2009). Addictive behaviors: new readings on etiology, prevention, and treatment. Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/pubs/databases/psycbooks/index.aspx

Chapter in a print book

Format Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Location of publication: Publisher.
Example

Ramsey, J. K., & McGrew, W. C. (2005). Object play in great apes: studies in nature and captivity. In A. D. Pellegrini & P. K. Smith (Eds.), The nature of play: Great apes and humans (pp. 89-112). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Chapter in an electronic book

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). Retrieved from URL


OR


Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of chapter. In A. Editor & B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (pp. xxx-xxx). doi:xxxx

Example

Branch, S., Ramsay, S., & Barker, M. (2008). The bullied boss: a conceptual exploration of upwards bullying. In A. Glendon, B. M. Thompson, & B. Myors (Eds.), Advances in organisational psychology (pp. 93-112). Retrieved from http://www.informit.com.au/humanities.html