Basic form for a book

Mayer, Henry, All on Fire: William Lloyd Garrison and the Abolition of Slavery (New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2000).

Two or more authors

Bradley, James and Ron Powers, Flags of Our Fathers (New York: Bantam Books, 2000).

  • Note: For books with more than three authors, you may use the Latin term “et al.” (“and others”) after the first author instead of listing all the authors (for example, “Doe, Jane, et al.”).

Author’s name in the title

Darwin, Charles, Charles Darwin’s Letters: A Selection, 1825-1859. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1996).

Anonymous work

DK Atlas of World History (New York: Dorling Kindersley, 2000).

  • Note: If the title begins with an article (A, An, or The), alphabetize the book according to the first letter of the next word.

Chapter in an edited book

Benz, Ernst, “Pietist and Puritan Sources of Early Protestant World Missions (Cotton Mather and A. H. Francke),” Christianity and Missions, 1450-1800. Edited by J. S. Cummins (Aldershot, Hampshire: Ashgate, 1997), 315-342.

Translated work

Tunon, Julia, Women in Mexico: A Past Unveiled. Translated by Alan Hynds (Austin: University of Texas Press, 1999).

Edition other than the first

Chafe, William H., The Unfinished Journey: America since World War II, Fourth Edition (New York: Oxford University Press, 1999).

Journal article

Harter, Seth, “Hong Kong’s Dirty Little Secret: Clearing the Walled City of Kowloon.” Journal of Urban History 27(1) (November 2000), 92-113.

Titles in other languages

Ching, Julia, “Indigenization of Theology and Its Universality,” Jidujiao yu Zhongguo bensehua: guoji xueshu yantao hui lunwen ji 基督教與中國本色化 : 國際學術研討會論文集 [Christianity and Chinese Contextualization: International Symposium Theses Collection] Edited by Lin Zhiping. 林治平主編. (Taibei: Yuzhou guang chubanshe 宇宙光出版社, 1990), 10-24 .

Tang, Qing 湯清, Zhongguo Jidu jiao bai nian shi 中國基督教百年史 [A Century’s History of Chinese Protestantism] (Hong Kong: Daosheng 道聲, 1987).

Gründer, Horst, Christliche Mission und deutscher Imperialismus: eine politische Geschichte ihrer Beziehungen wahrend der deutschen Kolonialzeit (1884-1914) unter besonderer Berucksichtigung Afrikas und Chinas [Christian Mission and German Imperialism: a Political History of their Relations during the German Colonial Period] (Paderborn: Schoningh, 1982).

Sames, Arno, “Die ,,öffentliche Nobilitierung der Missionssache”. Gustav Warneck und die Begrundung der Missionswissenschaft an der Theologischen Fakultat in Halle.” [“The “Public Ennoblement of the Mission Business.” Gustav Warneck and the Rationale of Mission Studies at the Faculty of Theology in Halle.”] Es begann in Halle…: Missionswissenschaft von Gustav Warneck bis heute. [It began in Halle…: Mission Science of Gustav Warneck up to today] Edited by Dieter Becker and Andreas Feldtkeller (Erlangen: Verlag der Ev.-Luth. Mission Erlangen, 1997), 11-22.


Mary Lynn Rampolla, A Pocket Guide to Writing in History, 3rd ed. (Boston; New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2001).