Roadmap to Referencing

for use with Harvard-UniSA Style referencing

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Book

: Whole book

Description: A book written in its entirety by one or more authors

Notes

  • When multiple authors’ names are included within a sentence in your assignment (not in brackets) use the full spelling of ‘and’ in your referencing.
  • When multiple authors’ names are in brackets or in the reference list, use ‘&’.
  • When there are four or more authors, use the abbreviation ‘et al.’ in your in-text referencing following the first author’s family name, but list all authors in your reference list.
  • If there is no date use n.d.
  • If there is an approximate date use c. (this means 'circa' - Latin for 'around/about').
  • The edition number comes directly after the title in the reference list. Include details of the date and edition which you accessed. Edition is not mentioned in-text.

In-text citation

Format and layout:
Author’s family name OR Authoring body (year, page number if applicable)
(Author’s family name OR Authoring body year, page number if applicable)
One author
Chabon (2008, p. 108) discusses...
...was discussed in the study (Chabon 2008, p. 108).
Authoring body/organisation
Deni Green Consulting Services (2008, p. 5) proposes...
...a better world (Deni Green Consulting Services 2008, p. 5).
Two or three authors
Campbell, Fox and de Zwart (2010, p. 46) argue…
...alternatives are preferable (Campbell, Fox & de Zwart 2010, p. 46).
Four or more authors
As suggested by Henkin et al. (2006, p. 14)…
...has been suggested (Henkin et al. 2006, p. 14).
Book with no date or an approximate date
This is emphasized by Seah (n.d.) when...
This is emphasised by Seah (c. 2005) when...
2nd, revised or later edition of a book
Bordwell and Thompson (2009, p. 33) explain...
...influenced his work (Pearce 2015).

Reference List / Bibliography

Format and layout:
Author's family name, Initial(s) OR Authoring body year of publication, Title of book, edition if necessary, Publisher, Place of publication.
One author
Chabon, M 2008, Maps and legends, McSweeney’s Books, San Francisco.
Authoring body/organisation
Deni Green Consulting Services 2008, Capital idea: realising value from environmental and social performance, Deni Green Consulting Services, North Carlton, Victoria.
Two or three authors
Campbell, E, Fox, R & de Zwart, M 2010, Students’ guide to legal writing, law exams and self assessment, 3rd edn, Federation Press, Sydney.
Four or more authors
Henkin, RE, Bova, D, Dillehay, GL, Halama, JR, Karesh, SM, Wagner, RH & Zimmer, MZ 2006, Nuclear medicine, 2nd edn, Mosby Elsevier, Philadelphia.
Book with no date or an approximate date
Seah, R n.d., Micro-computer applications, Microsoft Press, Redmond, Washington.
Seah, R c. 2005, Micro-computer applications, Microsoft Press, Redmond, Washington.
2nd, revised or later edition of a book
Bordwell, D & Thompson, K 2009, Film art: an introduction, 9th edn, Mc-Graw Hill, New York.
Pearce, B 2015, Master of stillness: Jeffrey Smart, rev. edn, Wakefield Press, Mile End, South Australia.