Citing and referencing: Books and book chapters

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

Books and book chapters

Notes:

  • Editions: No edition information is required for first editions.
  • Date: Use Copyright year.
  • Publication location: Not required.
  • Elements of book references

 

Print book

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright year). Title of book: Subtitle. Publisher.

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright year). Title of book: Subtitle (Edition.). Publisher.

Example

Coronel, C., & Morris, S. (2019). Database systems: Design, implementation, and management. (13th ed.). Cengage Learning.

Sharp, B. (2017). Marketing: Theory, evidence, practice (2nd ed.). Oxford University Press.

 

Edited book

Format

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (Copyright year). Title of book (Edition.). Publisher. 

Example

Bruyère, S. M. (Ed.). (2016). Disability and employer practices: Research across the disciplines. Cornell University Press.

 

Electronic book

The format, platform, or device (e.g. Kindle) is not required. Treat electronic books without a DOI as print.

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright year). Title of book (Edition.). Publisher. https://doi.org/xxxxx

OR

Editor, A. A., & Editor, B. B. (Eds.). (Copyright year). Title of book (Edition.). Publisher. https://doi.org/xxxxx

Example

Bruyère, S. M. (Ed.). (2016). Disability and employer practices: Research across the disciplines. Cornell University Press.

Gonida, E. N., & Lemos, M. S. (Eds.). (2019). Advances in motivation and achievement: Vol. 20. Motivation in education at a time of global change: Theory, research and implications for practice. Emerald Publishing. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0749-7423201920

Hughes, R. (2020). Get a life!: Creating a successful work-life balance. Kogan Page.

 

Chapter in a print book

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright year). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (Edition., pp. xxx–xxx). Publisher.

Example

Davis, L., & Rosee, M. (2015). Wake up your emotional intelligence: Developing competencies for success. In L. Davis & M. Rosee, (Eds.), Occupational therapy student to clinician: Making the transition (pp. 31–45). SLACK.

 

Chapter in an electronic book

The format, platform or device (e.g. Kindle) is not required. Treat electronic books without a DOI as print.

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright year). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (Edition., pp. xxx–xxx). Publisher. https://doi.org/xxxxx

Example

Moye, J., & Wood, E. (2020). Understanding legal and clinical capacities. In J. Moye (Ed.), Assessing capacities of older adults: A casebook to guide difficult decisions (pp. 9–23). American Psychological Association. https://doi.org/10.1037/0000184-002

 

Manuscript submitted for publication

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Year work completed). Title of work [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department Name. University Name.

Example

Ralph, G. J., & Maloney, L. M. (2020). Investigations into social distancing policies: urban versus rural areas [Manuscript submitted for publication]. Department of Disease Prevention. Challenge University.

 

Custom textbook 

Custom textbooks are usually created to support specific course units. They contain copies of articles or book chapters that have previously been published elsewhere. For more information, see APA Manual, Chapter 10.3, section 44.

Format

Author, A. A., & Author, B. B. (Copyright year). Title of chapter. In A. A. Editor & B. B. Editor (Eds.), Title of book (Edition., pp. xxx–xxx). Publisher. (Reprinted from Title of book, (Edition., pp. xxx–xxx), by A. A. Author, & B. B. Author., Copyright year, Publisher). https://doi.org/xxxxx

Example

Forrester, K., & Griffiths, D. (2015). Refusal and withdrawal of treatment. In K. Recoche, H. Buttigieg, K. Harder, P. Schwerdtle, K. Shimoinaba, J. Tighe, L. Walker, & C. Wilson (Eds.), (2017). Professional nursing and midwifery practice (pp. 458–477). Elsevier Australia. (Reprinted from Essentials of law for health professionals, (4th ed., pp. 177–208), by K. Forrester & D. Griffiths, 2015, Mosby/Elsevier Australia).

In-text citation

. . . (Forrester & Griffiths, 2015/2017)

OR

Forrester and Griffiths (2015/2017) . . .

Format for referencing a book

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Format for referencing a book chapter