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What Is the Basic Bibliographic Information
Required for a Book Citation?

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Author

  • Instead of an author, a book can have an editor, compiler or translator
  • There are rules for citing books that have a corporate author or no author at all

Title of Book

  • Make sure to include subtitles of books as they appear on the title page

Publisher

  • All publication information should be found on the title page

Place of Publication

  • Make sure to retrieve publication information from the book itself and not from the library catalog or online databases

Date of Publication

  • If the date of publication is not on the title page, look through the first few pages of the book until you find it

 

 

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