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Citing and referencing: Books

A guide to the styles recommended by Monash schools and departments for students and researchers

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Books

 

Book page contents:

Books
Sections / chapters of books
~ Authored book chapter
~ Edited book chapter
Chapter of book that is part of a series
Electronic books with DOI
Electronic books with URL and no DOI
~ E-book with a URL from a library ebook database


Check that you are using the standard abbreviations for books

 

Books

Citation Elements

If publication originates from America: Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, or name of organisation, Title of book (in italics) followed by fullstop if no edition statement, or comma if there is an edition statement, ed., Edition (except the first). Place of publication City: Publisher, Year of Publication.


If publication originates from rest of world:

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, or name of organisation, Title of book (in italics) followed by fullstop if no edition statement, or comma if there is an edition statement, ed., Edition (except the first). Place of publication City, Place of publication Country unless the City is considered "well known": Publisher, Year of Publication.

In addition, to the above citation details, provide page numbers if you have quoted specific facts or materials e.g. pp. 28-30.

(Differences are highlighted.)

Examples

Book originating from America

[1] B. Hancock, Advanced Ethernet/802.3 Network Management and Performance. Boston: Digital Press, 1994, pp. 5-8.

Note: this example omits Country as the book was published in America.  It has page numbers included as the authors of the article that cited this book particularly used pages five to eight and not the rest of the publication.

 

Book origininating from a well known City outside USA
[2] C. W. Lander, Power Electronics, 3rd. ed., London: McGraw-Hill, 1993.

Note: The country is not needed in the place of publication, if the City is well known, for example: Paris, New York, or Rome.

 

Sections / chapters of books

Citation Elements

 

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of The Book in italics and title case, Editor(s) First name or initials. Surname, [Ed., or Eds.,] xth ed. [edition] City of Publisher, Country of Pubisher if not published in US: Name of Publisher, Year of publication, ch. x, [chapter number] sec. x, [section number] pp.xxx–xxx [page range]

Examples

Authored book chapter

 

[3] P.R.Gray, P.J. Hurst, S.H. Lewis, and R.G. Meyer, "Feedback" in Analysis and Design of Analog Integrated Circuits. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2001, ch.8, pp.593-599, 637-644.

Edited book chapter

[4] K. Punera and J. Ghosh, “Soft cluster ensembles,” in Advances in Fuzzy Clustering and Its Applications, J. Valente de Oliveira and W. Pedrycz, Eds. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley, 2007, pp. 69-90.

 

Chapter of book that is part of a series

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, “Title of chapter in the book,” in Title of The Book in italics and title case, vol. xxx, [volume number of series] Title of Book Series in Title Case, Editor(s) First name or initials. Surname,  xth ed. [edition] City of Publisher, Country of Pubisher if not published in US: Name of Publisher, Year of publication, ch. x, [chapter number] sec. x, [section number] pp.xxx–xxx [page range]

Book chapter, where book is part of a series

[5] A. K. Jain and M. H. C. Law, “Data clustering: A user’s dilemma,” in Pattern Recognition and Machine Intelligence, vol. 3776, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, S. Bandyopadhyay, S. Biswas, S. K. Pal, Eds., Berlin, Germany: Springer-Verlag, 2005, pp. 1–10.

This example has a volume number and series title: Lecture Notes in Computer Science.

 

Electronic books with a DOI

This is the preferred method for referencing an online book, but you can only use this method if you have a DOI.

The citation elements are the same as a print version of the book, with doi:xxxxxx added to the end of the citation.

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname, or name of organisation, Title of book (in italics) followed by fullstop if no edition statement, or comma if there is an edition statement, ed., Edition (except the first). Place of publication City, Place of publication Country unless the City is considered "well known": Publisher, Year of Publication. doi: xxxxxxxxx

Note: exclude Country if work orginates from US, or if City is considered "well known".

Examples

E-book with DOI

[6] L. Hanzo, F. C. A. Somerville and J. P. Woodard. Voice and audio compression for wireless communications, 2nd ed., Chichester, England: John Wiley & Sons, 2007. doi: 10.1002/9780470516034

Where you have both a URL and a DOI, use the DOI. "The basic guideline for citing online sources is to follow the standard citation for the source given previously and add the Digital Object Identifier (DOI) at the end of the citation, or add the DOI in place of page numbers if the source is not paginated."  See p.3 IEEE Citation Reference.   

 

Electronic books with a URL and no DOI

Only use this method for referencing an online book if you have a URL but no DOI.

Note: the elements, formating and order of elements are different to the other formats for books on this page!

Citation Elements

Author(s) First name or initials. Surname. (date of publication year, month day). Title (in italics). (ed. edition except the first) [Type of medium]. Available: site/path/file

Examples

E-book with a URL and no DOI

[7] V. Guruswami. (2004). List decoding of error-correcting codes: winning thesis of the 2002 ACM doctoral dissertation competition. (2nd ed.) [Online]. Available: http://portal.acm.org/3540240519.pdf
 

The style for an ebook with URL does not require publisher details.  Only use this style if your ebook does not have a DOI.

E-book with a URL from a ebook database subscribed by Monash University Library

[8] A. K. Salkintzis. (2004). Mobile Internet: enabling technologies and services. [Online]. Available: http://www.crcnetbase.com/ISBN/9780203499986.

The above title's full URL is http://www.crcnetbase.com.ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au/ISBN/9780203499986.  In most instances it would be reasonable to shorten the URL to www.whatever.com which will usually be the provider of the e-book.  In this case the URL would be http://www.crcnetbase.com.  Alternatively, if it is a reasonable length URL remove the "ezproxy.lib.monash.edu.au" portion from the URL.  This part of the URL is an efficient authentication service for members of Monash University.