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Last Updated: Aug 07, 2019     Views: 389

You should use the below format in your bibliography when creating a reference for a Book (with one author):

AUTHOR, Year. Title (in italics). Edition (if not the 1st). Place of publication: Publisher.

Here is an example:

  • BARKER, P., 1993. Michel Foucault: subversions of the subject. 2nd ed. Hemel Hempstead: Harvester Wheatsheaf.


For a book (with two authors) use the below format:

  • JOHNSON, J.Y. and KEOGH, J., 2010. Paediatric nursing demystified. A self-teaching guide. New York: McGraw Hill.


For books and journal articles with more than three authors use the below format:

  • BOCIJ, P., CHAFFEY, D., GREASLEY, A. and HICKIE, S., 2005. Business information systems: technology, development and management for the e-business. 3rd ed. Harlow: Financial Times Prentice Hall.
  • CLARK, S., PATTERN, D., HICKS, W. and OWEN, J., 2012. Differentiation in the classroom: an approach to teaching and learning. Journal of Inclusive Education. 20 (4), pp. 151-155


When writing your in-text citation for books or journals with three or more authors, give the name of the first author then ‘et al.’ ‘Et al.’ means ‘and others’. For example, Smith et al. (2010). You should list all of the authors in your bibliography. 


For further details please refer to the Harvard Referencing Guide or get in touch.

If you are using a different referencing style to Harvard please contact your tutor for support.

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