When you are reading a book, you may come across a section that is credited to another author. This is common in many books, especially anthologies and compilations. There are a few different ways to credit the author of the section you are reading, depending on the context.
If you are writing a paper or essay and want to cite the section you are reading, you would typically credit the author in the body of your paper. For example, you might write, “According to Smith (2020), the novels of Jane Austen are known for their wit and clever dialogue.”
If you are giving a presentation or talk, you can credit the author either in the body of your presentation or in the acknowledgments section at the end. For example, you might say, “As Smith (2020) points out in her book on Jane Austen, the novels of Austen are known for their clever dialogue.” Alternatively, you could say, “I would like to thank Smith (2020) for her insightful book on Jane Austen.”
If you are posting something online, such as on a blog or social media, you can credit the author in the body of your post or in a footnote. For example, you might write, “According to Smith (2020), the novels of Jane Austen are known for their wit and clever dialogue.” Alternatively, you could say, “The novels of Jane Austen are known for their wit and clever dialogue (Smith, 2020).”
Other related questions:
How do you give credit to your source when it doesn’t have an author?
If the source does not have an author, you can give credit to the source by including the title and date of publication.
How do you reference a book with no author?
If a book has no author, you can simply reference it by its title.
How do you reference a book edited by someone else?
If you are referencing a book that has been edited by someone else, you would need to include the editor’s name in your reference. For example:
Smith, John. The Book of John. Edited by Jane Doe. New York: Random House, 2010.
How do you give credit to a book source?
To give credit to a book source, you can include the author’s name and the title of the book in your paper.
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