Referencing a book with a single author
|Mathew Rimmer,||Intellectual Property and Biotechnology: Biological Inventions||(Edward Elgar, 2008)||120-123|
- The name of the author should appear exactly as it does in the source
- If the publication is authored by a body (government department, corporation etc.) use that as the author
- The title of the book should appear in italics as it does on the title page
- A brief version of the publisher’s name should appear in parentheses followed by publication year
- Where there are multiple editions of a book an edition number should be included after the publisher’s name (i.e. 3rd).
When the citation appears in a bibliography, list the surname first. Sources should be listed in alphabetical order by surname.
Rimmer, Mathew, Intellectual Property and Biotechnology: Biological Inventions (Edward Elgar, 2008)
Colin Bodkin, Patent Law in Australia (Thomson Reuters, 2nd ed, 2014)
Australian Law Reform Commission, Family Violence: a Legal Response: Summary Report (Australian Law Reform Commission, 2010)
A note on citing eBooks
- Many books appear in both printed and online versions
- If this is the case, then use the same conventions for citing a printed text
- Use these conventions even if you sourced the book online.