Sample Student Work

Single-Author Book

Lastname, Firstname. Book Title in Italics and Title Case. City: Publisher, Year. Medium.


Armistead, Cal. Being Henry David. Chicago: Albert Whitman, 2013. Print.

Multiple-Author Book

Lastname, Firstname, and Firstname Lastname. Book Title in Italics and Title Case. City: Publisher, Year. Medium.


Stokes, Chris, and Mark Howden. Adapting Agriculture to Climate Change: Preparing Australian Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries for the Future. Collingwood: CSIRO, 2010. Print.

  • Note that after the first name, names are shown in First Last order.

Multiple-Author Book, More Than Three Authors

You can either list all of the authors (always in the same order as shown on the title page of the book), or use et al., which means “and others.” (The period after “al” is used because it’s an abbreviation for et alia. Yes, we agree they should just spell it out, but for some reason they didn’t ask us.)

Lastname, Firstname, Firstname Lastname, Firstname Lastname, Firstname Lastname, and Firstname Lastname. Book Title in Italics and Title Case. City: Publisher, Year. Medium.


Ambrose, Susan A., Michael W. Bridges, Michele DiPietro, Marsha C. Lovett, and Marie K. Norman. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print.


or

Lastname, Firstname, et al. Book Title in Italics and Title Case. City: Publisher, Year. Medium.


Ambrose, Susan A., et al. How Learning Works: Seven Research-Based Principles for Smart Teaching. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 2010. Print.

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