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Books

Hard copy books and eBooks such as those found on Ebrary or EBL are referenced in the same way.

The following details should be provided for books in a reference list:

  • Author's surname, followed by initials
  • Year of publication
  • The book title in italics
  • The edition followed by edn (for second editions and later)
  • The Publisher
  • Place of Publication

Examples

Books or eBooks with One Author
Newburn, T 2007, Criminology, Willan, Cullompton, Devon.

Books or eBooks with Two Authors
White, RD & Perrone, S 2014, Crime, criminality and criminal justice, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.

Books or eBooks with Three Authors
White, RD, Haines, F & Asquith, N 2012, Crime & criminology, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.

Books or eBooks with More Than Three Authors
Cook, C, Creyke, R, Geddes, RS, Hamer, D, Taylor, TS & Pryor, G 2015, Laying down the law, 9th edn, LexisNexis Butterworths, Chatswood, N.S.W.

An Organisational Author (often referred to as a corporate author)
Victoria Law Foundation 1997, Civics and citizenship education project: student resources and activities, Victoria Law Foundation, Melbourne

Books with One Author
General: (Newburn 2007)
With a page reference: (Newburn 2007, p.13)

Books with Two Authors
General: (White & Perrone 2014)
With a page reference: (White & Perrone 2014, p. 55)

Books with Three Authors
General: (White, Haines & Asquith 2012)
With a page reference: (White, Haines & Asquith 2012, p. 64)

Books with More Than Three Authors
Use et al. after the first author.
General: (Cook et al. 2015)
With a page reference: (Cook et al. 2015, p.105)

An Organisational Author (often referred to as a corporate author)
General: (Victoria Law Foundation 1997)
With a page reference: (Victoria Law Foundation 1997, p.17)

Books: Editions

First editions don't need to be included in the reference. If the book you are using is a second edition or later, include the edition number followed by edn after the title in your reference list.

Examples:

White, RD & Perrone, S 2014, Crime, criminality and criminal justice, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.

Findlay, M, Odgers, S & Yeo, S 2014, Australian criminal justice, 5th edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Vic.