How to Create a Works Cited or References List : A Research Guide by Mike Palmquist
Avoiding Problems: Two or More Authors
Imagine one of the sources you are citing in your project document is a book titled Gardner's Art Through the Ages. The book was written by Fred S. Kleiner and Richard G. Tansey, and was published by Harcourt Brace in New York in 1996. It is the 10th edition and is 1200 pages in length.
Consult the appropriate styles on the right to see how this source would be cited in a works cited or references list.
For MLA style, list all the authors in the same order as on the title page, last name first for only the first author listed. Use commas to separate authors' names. If there are four or more authors, list the first author's name (last name first) followed by a comma and then the abbreviation "et al."
For APA style, list the authors in the same order as the title page, all with last name first. Use commas to separate authors and use an ampersand [&] before the final author's name. List every author up to six; for more authors than six, give the first six names followed by "et al."
For Chicago style, list all the authors in the same order as on the title page. List the first author's last name first, then list subsequent authors first name first. If more than four authors, list the authors as they appear on the title page, although it is permissible to shorten the list to the first author and "et al."
For CSE style, list the authors in the same order as the title page, all with last name first. Separate the authors by commas.
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