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Leeds Harvard: Book review

Reference examples

If referencing a book review that has been published in a journal or magazine, use the following format:

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of book review. Journal Title. Volume(issue number), page numbers.

Example:

Smith, G. 2014. A second anthology by Kathy Lette. Yorkshire Review. 51(1), pp.88-89.

If the book review has been published in a book, use the following format:

Family name, INITIAL(S). Year. Title of book review. In: Family name, INITIAL(S) (of editor). ed(s). Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, page numbers.

Example:

Smith, G. 2014. A second anthology by Kathy Lette. In: Jones, B. ed. The bumper book of reviews. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press, pp.3-14.

Citation examples

Book review

In the citation use the name of the author of the book review.

When the author name is not mentioned in the text, the citation consists of the author’s name and the year of publication in brackets.

Example:

Lette's anthology received praise for including a diverse range of authors (Smith, 2014).

 

If you have already named the author in the text, only the publication year needs to be mentioned in brackets.

Example:

Smith (2014) praised Lette’s anthology for including a diverse range of authors.

When to include page numbers

You should include page numbers in your citation if you quote directly from the text, paraphrase specific ideas or explanations, or use an image, diagram, table, etc. from a source.

Example: p

"It was emphasised that citations in a text should be consistent" (Jones, 2017, p.24).

When referencing a single page, you should use p. For a range of pages, use pp.

Example:

p.7 or pp.20-29.

If the page numbers are in Roman numerals, do not include p. before them.

Example: p

(Amis, 1958, iv)

Common issues

When you're referencing with Leeds Harvard you may come across issues with missing details, multiple authors, edited books, references to another author's work or online items, to name a few. Here are some tips on how to deal with some common issues when using Leeds Harvard.

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