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COPHS Plagiarism & Citation Guide: Books

For students in the PA, Pharmacy, or other health-sciences field, this guide is an introduction to COPHS standards and best practices.

General Rules

Rules for Books

  • If editors are given instead of authors, simply put the editors’ names followed by the “ed” or “eds”. (Do not put the quotes.)
  • Italicize the title of the book, but not the title of a specific chapter within a book.
  • Capitalize each main word in the title of the entire book. Capitalize only the first letter of the first word in the title/subtitle of a specific chapter within a book.
  • A book’s edition number does not need to be spelled out. (i.e. 8th ed is preferred over eighth edition.)

Examples

Print Book

Author Last Name First Initial Middle Initial. Title of Book. Edition number. Name of Publisher; Year

Butler JT. Consumer Health. Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2012.

eBook

Author Last Name First Initial Middle Initial. Title of Book. Edition number. Name of Publisher; Copyright year. Accessed Month Day, Year. URL

Briggs JP, Straus SE. Complementary, Alternative and integrative medicine. In: Longo DL, Fauci DS, Kasper DL, et al. eds. Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine. 18th ed. McGraw Hill;2012:e2. Accessed December 23, 2015. http://accessmedicine.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=331§ion id=40726712

Book Chapter

Author Last Name First Initial Middle Initial. Chapter title. In: Editor(s). Book Title. Edition number. Name of Publisher; copyright year:pages. Accessed Month Day, Year. URL

American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. American Psychiatric Publishing; 2013. Accessed August 14, 2018. https://dsm.psychiatryonline.org/doi/book/10.1176/appi.books.97808904 25596

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