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Constructing a citation

The following information is required when citing a reference from a book. The order is as follows:

  • author's name
  • name of book in italics
  • publisher
  • place of publication
  • date
  • page.


A footnote is constructed using the following order.

Example of footnote construction

Activity 1 — constructing a citation

Construct the following citation. Drag the parts into the correct order.


Citing references from books


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