Books and edited books There are two different types of book that you may want to reference in your assignment. A 'book' (also referred to by academics as a monograph) refers to a title where all of the chapters are written by the same author (or authors).
'Edited book' refers to a book with an editor (or editors) where the chapters are written by different authors. See below for guidance on how to reference a chapter in an edited book.
Ebooks are referenced in the same way as print books. There is no requirement to provide an online location.
The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are:|
(i) author (surname, initials)
(ii) year (in round brackets)
(iii) title (in italics)
(iv) edition of book (not needed for first edition)
(v) place of publication: publisher
Morris, B. (2010) Fashion illustrator. 2nd edn. London: Laurence King.
Same as above but include the all the author names in the in text citation and reference list.
Where an item has more than three authors the abbreviation "et al." can be used in the in-text citation and the reference list.
The elements which should be included in your bibliography/reference lists are:
This guide uses the UoB-Harvard system. Always consult your unit handbook or tutor to make sure you are using the correct system for the unit. Some subjects use other systems.|
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