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    how to list books in my essay

    I want to list some books I've read in my essay, but I don't know how to organize the book information properly.

    Can I write as follow:
    I'v read some relevant books: Operating Systems Design and Implementation (3rd Edition, by A), Introduction to Algorithms (2nd Edition, by B), and C++ Primer (3rd Edition, by C).


    If one book has many authors, how to elide their names?

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    Re: how to list books in my essay

    Does your university or college follow a particular system? There are different ways of writing references. If a book has many uthors, you can write the first name then et al instead of the rest of the names..


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    Re: how to list books in my essay

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Does your university or college follow a particular system? There are different ways of writing references. If a book has many uthors, you can write the first name then et al instead of the rest of the names..
    Thank you, Tdol.

    I don't think my intended reader, who may use different systems, will pay particular attention to which system I use. So I need a style that is clear enough an follows the native speakers' general custom.


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    Re: how to list books in my essay

    In addition, I think I had

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    Re: how to list books in my essay

    Here's an example of a bibliography, which is what you are talking about:

    Sample Bibliography: MLA Works Cited Format

    You can find other examples by googling bibliography format.

    Rover

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