Referencing a book with one author The ‘copyright’ and title page should always be used to find referencing information; this should be set out as follows: • Author (surname, initials) • Year of publication (in round brackets) • Book title (in italics)
In reference list: Wilson, P. and Kidd, A. (2010). Sociology GCSE for AQA. London: Collins. If a book has more than three authors, only use the name of the first author followed by ‘et al’. This informs your reader that there are additional authors.
• Edition of book (abbreviate to ‘edn’), but not needed for first edition
Referencing books which have an editor (or a chapter in an edited book)
• Place of publication (if there is more than one name, use the first one): Publisher
• Author(s) of chapter/section (surname, initials)
• Page number(s) (if using a direct quote)
• Year of publication (in round brackets)
In text: A teacher’s early explanation of expectations and ‘goals’ will be of great value to the student (Curzon, 2003, p. 235).
• Title of chapter/section (in single quotation marks) • ‘in’ followed by name of editor(s) (abbreviated to ‘ed.’ or ‘eds.’ if more than one) • Book title (in italics)
In reference list:
• Edition of book (abbreviate to ‘edn.’, but do not include if it is the 1st edition)
Curzon, L. B. (2003) Teaching in Further Education. 6th edn. London: Continuum.
• Place of publication: Publisher • Page references.
Referencing a book with two or three authors
• Authors (surname, initials)
In women’s gymnastics in the 1970s there was a notable increase in problems with ‘body image’ and ‘eating disorders’ (Wamsley, 2007, p. 273).
• Year of publication (in round brackets) • Book title (in italics) • Edition of book (not needed for first edition)
In reference list:
• Place of publication: Publisher.
Wamsley, K. (2007) ‘Womanizing Olympic Athletes: Policy and Practice during the Avery Brundage Era’ in Schaus, G. & Wenn, S. (eds.) Onward to the Olympics: Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games. Waterloo, Canada: Wilfred Laurier University Press. pp. 273-282.
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