Answered By: Priscilla Coulter
Last Updated: Dec 29, 2015     Views: 552

First, visit the style guide that you'll be using, and see which pieces of information should be included in your book's citation (author, date, publisher, city, etc.).  Each style formats book citations differently.

Then, find the pieces of the citation in the book itself:  most of the information will be on the book's copyright page (within the first few pages).

Or, better yet, let the library's databases or a citation management tool do most of the formatting work for you!

  • Always double-check your citations against your style guide to be sure that capitalization, punctuation and other fine details are correct!


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