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bibliographies: book

A bibliographic entry for a book should generally include the following:

  • Author’s name, inverted

    (You may have one or several authors, with only the first name inverted; a corporate author; an editor or compiler, if there is no author; or a translator or illustrator, if either is the focus of the study.)

  • Title, in italics (includes title and subtitle, separated by a colon and a space)
  • Secondary responsibility (editor, translator, compiler, preface writer, etc.)
  • Edition (other than the first)
  • Publication data (place of publication: publisher, date)

These components are separated by periods and a space, and the second and subsequent lines of an entry are indented.