Answered By: Rebecca Mackle
Last Updated: Jan 20, 2017     Views: 80

The way in which you reference this quote will depend greatly on where you have found it. If you are using the original source you will follow the usual rule for referencing and citing and include the author and date for the in-text citation. When making reference to an author's whole work in your text, it is sufficient to give the name followed by the year of publication of their work:

Example: When writing for a professional publication, it is good practice to make reference to other relevant published work. This view has been supported by Cormack (1994).

However, where you are mentioning a particular part of the work, and making direct or indirect reference to this, a page reference should be included:

Example: Cormack (1994, pp.32-33) states that "when writing for a professional readership, writers invariably make reference to already published works". and provide the full reference details of the document in the reference list at the end.

The required elements for a book reference are:
Author, Initials., Year. Title of book. Edition. (only include this if not the first edition) Place of publication (this must be a town or city, not a country): Publisher.

Example:Redman, P., 2006. Good essay writing: a social sciences guide. 3rd ed. London: Open University in assoc. with Sage.

If you have found this quote in a book by someone else then you should use the method for 'Secondary sources (second-hand references)' from the Harvard Referencing Guide. This will enable you to clearly show where you have found the quote and who said it originally.