• Author(s). Date. Title. Edition. Place of Publication: Publisher. Extent. Notes.

Example:
Lumpkin, L. 1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

Books with two to ten authors

  • List all the names of authors in the order in which they appear in the text.

Example:
Lumpkin L, Simpson C. 1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

Books with more than authors

  • List the first names of authors in the order in which they appear in the text followed by "et al" or "and others"

Example:
Lumpkin L, Simpson C, Simpson A, Burns M, Lovejoy J, Gumble B, Christian S, Powers R, Simpson L, Flanders T, et al. 1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

Books with no authors

  • If there are editors, put the names of editors followed by the word "editor" or "editors"
  • If there are no authors and editors, begin with the title

Example:
Simpson B, Callahan N, editors. 1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

 
Country singin aint for me. 3rd Ed. 1989. Washington, DC: Country Press.

Books with both authors and editors

  • Put the authors first then put the editors after the title.

Example:
Lumpkin, L. 1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Powers R, Simpson L, editors. Washington, DC: Country Press.

Books' place of publication

  • Universally known place such as New York or London can stand alone
  • If there is no place of publication, put place unknown within square brackets

Example:
Lumpkin, L. 1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. [place unknown]: Country Press.

Books' dates

  • If the year of publication is unknown but the year of copyright is known, use the year of copyright, preceded by "c"
  • For multiple years, put the first year and the last year, and put hyphen between years
  • If both years are unknown, put date unknown within square brackets

Example:

 
Lumpkin L, Simpson C. c1989. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

 
Lumpkin L, Simpson C. 1989-1992. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

 
Lumpkin L, Simpson C. [date unknown]. Country singin aint for me. 3rd ed. Washington, DC: Country Press.

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