Now you have done an in-text reference, you need a bibliography reference at the end of your writing
(unless you have already done a bibliography reference for this source.)
2. Do you want to do a reference for:
- a book (where all the content is written by only
one author, or up to three authors working together. The chapters should not be by
- an article in a journal. A journal has many
articles, written by different authors. A journal is a periodical, which means that
a new issue is produced monthly, quarterly or yearly etc., so it has different issues, as
shown in a Volume number and a Number.
- an edited volume (a book which has
articles or chapters written by different authors, and editors who write the introduction.
There is only one issue, which is why it is different from a journal.)
- a newspaper or magazine article
- an Internet reference?
Referencing Resources on the Internet
Author's Family Name Help:
If you can't find an author's name, for example in a newspaper or magazine, use the
title of the newspaper or magazine.
If there are more than two authors, write all the names the first
time you refer to that book. For the second and later times you refer to the same book,
use the first author or editor's family name, then use 'et al.' (meaning 'and others').
For example, (First reference) Chan, Fu & Wong (1999: p. 21) write that
(Second and later references) Chan et al. (1999: p. 25) also say that "...".
If you don't know which name is the family name and which are the other names:
- Look at the pages in the front of the book for the Library of Congress
Cataloging-in-Publication Data. If you see the author's name with a comma after the first
word, then that first word is the author's family name.
- Use the library catalogue to search for
the title of the book, then look for the author's name.
- Search for the book at Amazon.com or Barnes and Noble, find the book by its title, then look for
the author's family name.
- Check the list of other names.
- If you can't find the information in the sources above, use all of the name.
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