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Citation Guide: How to cite BOOKS, eBOOKS, and CHAPTERS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite BOOKS

ASA Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented


Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Year of publication. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher.

Examples:
Ermann, M. David, Mary B. Williams, and Michael S. Shauf, eds. 1997. Computers, Ethics, and Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

Odell, Lee, Scott Jones, and Peter Parker. 2001.  Elements of Language. Austin, TX: Holt.

Sternberg, Elaine. 2000. Just Business: Business Ethics in Action. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford University Press.

Utah Association of Counties.1981. Utah County Facts Book. Salt Lake City: Utah Association of Counties.

How to cite eBOOKS

ASA eBook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced 
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial.Year. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher. Retrieved date (URL).

E-book Example:
Mitchell, Stacy. 2006. BigBox Swindle: The True Cost of MegaRetailers and the Fight for America's Independent Business. Boston: Beacon Press. Retrieved January 26, 2015 (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/dixie/detail.action?docID=10175305&p00=home+depot)

How to cite CHAPTERS in edited books/ANTHOLOGIES

 ASA Chapter or Authored Section of an Edited Book/ebook Citation/Anthologies

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your References list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Year of publication. "Title of Chapter." Pp.(with page numbers, elided) in Title of Book: Subtitle of Book, edition, edited by Editor (editor's initials only for first/middle names, names not inverted). Place of Publication: Publisher.

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Year of publication. "Title of Chapter." Pp.(with page numbers, elided) in Title of Book: Subtitle of Book, edition, edited by Editor (editor's initials only for first/middle names, names not inverted). Place of Publication: Publisher. Retrieved date (URL).

Examples:
Grealy, Lucy. 2002. "Fear Itself." Pp. 450-61 in The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose, 7th ed., edited by T. Roberts. Peterborough, NH: Broadview.

Meiland, Jack. 2003. "The Difference Between High School and College." Pp. 104-14 in You Are Here: Readings on Higher Education for College Writers, edited by R. K. Durst. Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice. Retrieved May 3, 2009 (http://site.ebrary.com/lib/dixie/detail.action?docID=10420112&p00=higher+education).