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Holmesglen Harvard Referencing Guide

Books overview

In this section:


The referencing information is usually found on the inside cover of a book.

Each reference may include the following elements:

  • Author/Editor
  • Year of publication
  • Title
  • Edition
  • Volume number
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Web address (URL) of the ebook supplier

Example book inside cover

Screenshot of a book's inside cover showing publication information

Common abbreviations

& and
edn edition
rev. edn revised edition
2nd edn second edition
(ed.)/(eds) Editor/Editors
p./pp. page/pages
vol./vols volume
n.d. no date