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Science - Mathematics 1: How to Reference a Book?

Library Resource for 1st year Mathematics students

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In-text referencing of book with two authors

In-text referencing of book with two authors:
When quoting a book with two authors in the text, use the word ‘and’ between the names; if the reference is in parentheses, use ‘&’. In order to avoid possible communication problems all procedures should be explained to the patient (Gardner & Sheldon,1967:55) ...Gardner and Sheldon (1967:123) examine the problem of ...

What is Referencing?

What is referencing?

It is a way to demonstrate that you have extended your learning.

Two reasons for referencing:

· To let the reader know whose ideas you are using

· To enable your reader to check your information

How to Reference a Book?

Reference to a book:

(Authors (follow each surname with a comma and full stops after initials (date). Title. (Edition). Place of publication: Publisher. 

Strunk Jr., W., & White, E. B. (1979). The elements of style (3rd Ed.). New York: Macmillan. Chapter 4.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book:

Mettam, G. R., & Adams, L. B. (1994). How to prepare an electronic version of your article. In B. S. Jones, & R. Z. Smith (Eds.), Introduction to the electronic age (pp. 281-304). New York: E-Publishing Inc.

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