When you have included information from published sources in your work, you must acknowledge this information fully and accurately by:
- Identifying any sources you have taken information from in the body of your written work in the form of an in-text citation.
- Providing a detailed list of all the sources you have produced in-text citations for in an alphabetical list at the end of our work, this is known as a reference list.
In-text citations: edited book
There are two ways to produce in-text citations for an edited book.
1. Author of chapter/Editors’ name mentioned within body of written work
If you mention the author of a particular chapter or the editors’ name in your written work, there is no need to include their name in your in-text citation, just include the date of publication.
i.e. Taylor (2003) argues that…..
i.e. Eggins (2003) makes the point that…
2. Author of chapter/Editors’ name NOT mentioned within body of written work
If you don’t mention the author fo the chapter or editors’ name in your written work then you must include it in your in-text citation.
i.e. The recent expansion of higher education is likely to continue (Taylor, 2003)
i.e. Globalization has had a major impact on higher education (Eggins, 2003)
In the above examples, Taylor is the author of a chapter in this book, Eggins is the editor of this book.
Referencing this book
When you have included an in-text citation for information you have used in the writing of your work, you must include a full reference for that book in a reference list at the end of your work.
The correct reference for this book if you have only cited the editor in your written work should look like this:
Eggins, H. eds. (2003) Globalization and reform in higher education. Maidenhead: Open University Press.
The correct reference for this book if you have cited an author of a chapter in this book in your written work should look like this:
Taylor, W. (2003) ‘Steering change in tertiary education’. In: Eggins, H. (eds) Globalization and reform in higher education. Maidenhead: Open University Press, pp. 11-31.