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Citing and referencing: Books

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

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.

Diagram of referencing elements

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, MA: 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, NY: Psychology Press.

 

Compiled or custom textbook, course pack or classroom compendium

Compiled or custom textbooks are usually created to support specific course units. They have been compiled by lecturers and may contain copies of articles or book chapters that have previously been published elsewhere. They are not considered to be edited books. Follow the guidelines below as they apply to the material you wish to reference.

Previously published articles or chapters: Cite the article or chapter as if you have found it in the original source. These details should be provided within the compiled textbook as part of a correct copyright or permissions statement.

Original or unattributed material in a compiled textbook or course pack: As the only source for this material is the textbook or pack itself, it should be treated as an anthology created by the lecturer and published by the university or the publisher as indicated. In this instance there is a compiler instead of an author or editor, follow the author rules, but also include the abbreviation ‘Comp.’ in parentheses following the compiler name/s.

Format

Author, A. A. (year of publication). Title of material. In A. Compiler (Comp.), Title of publication (pp. xxx-xxx). Location of publisher: Publisher.

Example

Jones, T. S. (2012). Over the rainbow. In B. Smith (Comp.), Readings for ABC1001 (pp 10-20). Yarratown, JB: John Brown University.

 

Supplementary materials: Some custom textbooks come with extra materials such as CD's, DVD's or online material accessible only with the purchase of the text. As they are an extension to the text itself cite them as supplemental material.

Format

Title [supplemental material]. (year). In A. Author & B. Author, Title of book (edition). Location of Publisher: Publisher    (or Retrieved from URL if required)

Example

Strategy experience simulation [Supplemental material]. (2011). In G. Johnson, R Whittington, K Scholes, Exploring strategy (9th ed.). Retrieved from www.pearsoned.co.uk/mystrategylab

 

Specific guideline for students enrolled in EDF1303:  Follow the example below when citing a chapter within your compiled textbook.

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (year of publication). Title of article. In A. Compiler (Comp.), Title of publication (pp. xxx-xxx). Location of publisher: Publisher.

Example

Marsh, C.J., Clarke, M. & Pittaway, S. (2015). Pedagogy, teaching and learning. In S. Phillipson, M. Pruyn & M. Gindidis (Comp.) Understanding learning (pp. 1- 30). Sydney, NSW: Pearson

 

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

Elements of a book reference