Bibliography 2 Books Same Author Multiple Works
The quickest and easiest way to reference your academic work is to:
- record the necessary information at the time of using it
- be consistent
Referencing is a very important consideration when submitting a piece of academic work and by following these guidelines you will ensure that you will meet the requirements set out by your tutor.
You need to reference:
- to demonstrate that you have undertaken research for your academic work
- to avoid accusations of plagiarism
- to acknowledge the work of other authors, which can be found in books, journal articles, websites etc.
There are many systems of referencing available; this guide will focus on the American Psychological Association (APA) system which is used for both the School of Psychology and the School of Sport and Exercise Science at the University of Lincoln.
This guide provides examples of different information sources: how to cite them within your text and how to include them in your reference list. For more information, please consult the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association, (6th ed., 2nd printing). The APA Manual also provides information about paper formatting and writing style whereas this guide is primarily focused on the referencing aspect.
The APA website also contains information and tips on using the APA style at http://www.apastyle.org.
Other referencing styles
If you are doing a joint degree with another discipline, you may be required to use a different referencing system such as Harvard for some assignments. If so, please refer to the University of Lincoln Harvard guide.
There are two parts to APA referencing:
- In-text citation
- Reference list.
Double-space your entire paper, including the reference list and any block quotations (unless advised differently by your tutor/lecturer).
- OWL PurduePurdue University have an Online Writing Lab (OWL) which advises on general format for APA style including many examples.
by Tyler Krupa
This week, we address how to cite multiple works by the same author that appear in a compilation. As noted in a recent post to our blog, when constructing your reference list, you should cite the edition or volume that you read and are relying on for your information. Therefore, if you are writing a literature review and your source is an anthology, this is the source that you should include in the reference list and cite in the text (even if the works you are citing have been published previously or can be accessed online). For example, if you want to compare two different John Cheever stories from this anthology in your paper, then you need to include a separate reference for each one of them (even though they were obtained from the same source). The references would be formatted as follows:
|Cheever, J. (1995a). The enormous radio. In R. V. Cassill (Ed.), The Norton anthology of short fiction (5th ed., pp. 182–191). New York, NY: Norton. (Original work published 1947) |
Cheever, J. (1995b). The five-forty-eight. In R. V. Cassill (Ed.), The Norton anthology of short fiction (5th ed., pp. 191–202). New York, NY: Norton. (Original work published 1954)
Note that in both references, in addition to including the year that the anthology was published, you need to include the year that the original work was published in parentheses at the end of the reference. Also note that because you have two “Cheever, 1995” references, “a” and “b” are needed after the anthology’s publication date—the references are then ordered by alphabetizing the short story titles (“enormous” comes before “five,” so the first reference is “1995a” and the second one is “1995b”; for additional information, see p. 182 in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual).
When citing these references in the text, both years are needed, with the published date of the original work coming first (see pp. 203–204 in the Publication Manual). Examples of text citations are included below:
|Cheever (1947/1995a) used foreshadowing to reveal . . . |
The characters in Cheever’s (1954/1995b) story . . .
We hope that these examples help you understand how to properly cite multiple works from a compilation in APA Style. If you still have questions regarding this topic, feel free to leave a comment.