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Harvard Citation Style: Books / E-Books

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    Basic format for citing a Book or E-Book

    Author(s) family name, initial(s) Year of publication, Title, Publisher, Place of publication. 

    For books with multiple authors, edited books, E-books and chapters in books see Examples below.

    Citing a Book or E-Book: Examples

    Material Type

    In-Text Example

    Reference List Example

    Book: Single Author (Holt 1997) or Holt (1997) wrote that...
    Holt, DH 1997, Management principles and practices, Prentice-Hall, Sydney.
    Book: 2 or 3 Authors (McCarthy, William & Pascale 1997) McCarthey, EJ, William, DP & Pascale, GQ 1997, Basic marketing, Irwin, Sydney.
    Book: More Than 3 Authors (Bond et al. 1996) Bond, WR, Smith, JT, Brown, KL & George, M 1996, Management of small firms, McGraw-Hill, Sydney.
    Book: No Author (A history of Greece 1994) A history of Greece 1994, Irwin, Sydney.
    Book: Editor (ed. Jones 1998) Jones, MD (ed.) 1998, Management in Australia, Academic Press, London.
    Book: 2 or More Editors (eds Bullinger & Warnecke 1985) Bullinger, HJ & Warnecke HJ (eds) 1985, Toward the factory of the future, Springer-Verlag, Berlin.
    Book, edition other than first. (Drafke, 2009) Drafke, M 2009, The human side of organizations, 10th edn, Pearson/Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, N.J
    Book: Translator & Author (trans. Smith 2006) Colorado, JA 2006, Economic theory in the Mexican context: recent developments on the ground, trans. K Smith, Oxford University Press, Oxford.
    Book: Organisation as Author (Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2001) Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics 2001, Aquaculture development in Australia: a review of key economic issues, ABARE, Canberra.
    Book: Chapter or Article in Edited Book A number of disturbing facts intrude' (Milkman 1998, p 25) Milkman, R 1998, 'The new American workplace:high road or low road?' in Workplaces of the future, eds P Thompson & C Warhurst, Macmillan Press, London, pp. 22-34.
    E-book (Aghion & Durlauf 2005) Aghion, P & Durlauf, S (eds.) 2005, Handbook of economic growth, Elsevier, Amsterdam. Available from: Elsevier books. [4 November 2004].
    E-book: Chapter or Article in an Edited E-book 'Historical thinking is actually a Western perspective' (White 2002, p 112) White, H 2002, 'The westernization of world history' in Western historical thinking: an intercultural debate, ed J Rusen, Berghahn Books, New York pp. 111-119. Available from: ACLS Humanities E-Book. [14 May 2009].
    Book: Different Works by Same Author in Same Year (Bond 1991a) (Bond 1991b)

    Bond, G 1991a, Business ethics, McGraw-Hill, Sydney.

    Bond, G 1991b, Corporate governance, Irwin, London.

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