How do you reference a book review?
This page reflects guidance from the sixth edition of the Publication Manual.
Schatz, B. R. (2000, November 17). Learning by text or context? [Review of the book The social life of
information, by J. S. Brown & P. Duguid]. Science, 290, 1304. doi:10.1126/science.290.5495.1304
- If the review is untitled, use the material in brackets as the title; retain the brackets to indicate that the material is a description of form and content, not a title.
- Identify the type of medium being reviewed in brackets (book, motion picture, television program, etc.).
- If the reviewed item is a book, include the author names after the title of the book, separated by a comma.
- If the reviewed item is a film, DVD, or other media, include the year of release after the title of the work, separated by a comma.
(adapted from the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual, © 2010)
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