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❶If you are citing a book that has more than 1 author, you must include the names of all authors in your citation:

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How to Reference Books and Articles in Text Before computers, we used typewriters to underline book titles, and we placed quotation marks around article titles. However, many current style manuals recommend italicizing book titles and magazine names (impossible to do on a typewriter) and using quotation marks around articles.

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On an APA-style reference page, the rules for titles are a little different. In short, a title you would italicize within the body of a paper will also be italicized on a reference page. In short, a title you would italicize within the body of a paper will also be italicized on a reference page.

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Notice that the reference to the book has a page number (Gumwad ). This is to facilitate a reader's finding the reference in a long publication such as a book (not done for journal articles). This is to facilitate a reader's finding the reference in a long publication such as a . In the reference list, use the name Anonymous as the author. Organization as an Author: If the author is an organization or a government agency, mention the organization in the signal phrase or in the parenthetical citation the first time you cite the source.

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Whenever you use a quote, you must properly cite it within the paper and list the source in the bibliography at the end of the paper. There are two ways to cite a quote from a book within an MLA-style essay, term paper or research paper: author cited in a signal . For instance, you may wish to specify which chapter of a book you are referring to. The proper method depends upon which citation style you are using. The Modern Language Association (MLA), American Psychological Association (APA) and Chicago Manual of Style all specify how to include specific chapters of unedited books in your reference list.