Answer: Reference for an Essay Published in a Book with Many Authors

F.A.Q. #21

How do you cite a reference for an essay when it is published in a book that contains several essays written by different authors?


Tyrene F.C.


A proper format could be:

Author’s name, “Title of the essay“, in Name of one of the book’s authors et al., Title of the book, city where the book was published: publisher’s name, year of publication, page number (where the reference can be found; “p.” if the information is on a single page and “pp.” if the information continues on more than a page).

Example (fictitious):

Robert Radford, “The Moon and the Sun”, in Tim Thomas et al., Planets and Stars, Montreal: Horizon Publishing, 2009, pp. 43-44.


Citing a Book Written by Numerous Authors

Citing the Back Cover of a Book

Endnotes’ Procedure and Number of References

Footnote for a Foreword

Footnote Regarding an Expert Author’s Paragraph

Footnotes and Copyright Protected Documents

Footnotes and Direct References

Footnotes and Official Letters

Footnotes and Punctuation Marks

Footnoting a Citation from a Translated Book

Numbering and Continuation of Footnotes

Positioning of the Number

Proper Reference for the Transcription of a Conference

Proper Use of the Ibid. Terminology

Quoting a Book’s Section Written by a Single Author

Quoting from a Dictionary

Quoting from a Website

Reference for a Scholar’s Lecture

Reference for an Essay Published in a Book with Many Authors

Referencing Photos and Pictures

Two Footnotes in a Single Sentence

Using a Source More Than Once

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