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Book with one author

Gregory, Howard. 2000. Semantics. London: Routledge.

Book with several authors (from 2 to 10)

Willink, Jocko, and Leif Babin. 2019. Extreme Ownership: How U.S. Navy SEALs Lead and Win. New York: Macmillan.

Book without an author (with an editor, etc.)

Sowers, Wesley, and Jules M. Ranz, eds. 2020. Seeking Value: Balancing Cost and Quality in Psychiatric Care. Washington, D.C.: American Psychiatric Association.

Volume (part of a multivolume edition)

Bauer, Susan Wise. 2020. Early Modern Times: From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-Niners. Vol. 3 of The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child. 2nd ed. Charles City, VA: The Well-Trained Mind.

Barber, Barbara, ed. 1997. Solos for Young Violinists. Vol. 2. Miami: Summy-Birchard Music.

Chapter of an edited book

Akaogi, M. 2007. "Phase Transitions of Minerals in the Transition Zone and Upper Part of the Lower Mantle." In Advances in High-Pressure Mineralogy, edited by Eiji Ohtani, 1–13. Boulder: Geological Society of America. https://doi.org/10.1130/2007.2421(01).

Article (publication in a periodical)

Journal article

Shaw, Christopher L. 1991. "Green Taxes, Blue Taxes." Natural Resources Forum 15 (2): 123–31. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1477-8947.1991.tb00123.x.

Newspaper article

Neate, Rupert. 2020. "Pinterest Agrees to Pay Record $20m to Settle Gender Discrimination Case." Guardian, 16 December 2020.

Website (webpage)

Bray, Catherine. 2020. "Xanadu: Rethinking a Misunderstood Masterpiece." BBC Culture, 23 December 2020. https://www.bbc.com/culture/article/20201214-xanadu-rethinking-a-misunderstood-masterpiece.

Dissertation, thesis

Bishop, James. 2019. "Development and Optimisation of Efficient Spray-Coated Perovskite Solar Cells." PhD thesis, University of Sheffield. http://etheses.whiterose.ac.uk/25186/.

Conference materials

Conference paper

Cattaneo, A. S., and M. Zambon. 2008. "Graded Geometry and Poisson Reduction." In Special Metrics and Supersymmetry: Workshop on Geometry and Physics, edited by L. C. de Andrés, 48–56. Melville, NY: American Institute of Physics.

Law, act

Northern Ireland. Assembly. 2020. Private Tenancies (Coronavirus Modifications) Act (Northern Ireland) 2020. Adopted 4 May 2020. https://www.legislation.gov.uk/nia/2020/2/contents.


Khan, Sania. 2020. "Analysis of Organizational Factors Affecting Employee Innovation." Preprint. https://doi.org/10.20944/preprints202012.0008.v1.


United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. 2020. Trade and Development Report 2020: From Global Pandemic to Prosperity for All; Avoiding Another Lost Decade. Geneva: United Nations. https://unctad.org/system/files/official-document/tdr2020_en.pdf.


Angelini, Marco, Matteo Carnevale, Massimiliano Daniele, Deepak Gupta, Mauro Mancini, and Vaclav Petracek. 2020. Fluid Delivery System for a Front-Load Washing Appliance for Delivering Fluid to Lifters of the Drum. U.S. patent US20200378050A1, filed 6 May 2020, and issued 3 December 2020. https://patents.google.com/patent/US20200378050A1.


International Organization for Standardization. 2018. Guidelines for Auditing Management Systems. ISO 19011:2018. Geneva: ISO.

Archival document

Thompson, Orpheus. 1828. Patent Drawing for an Inclined Water Wheel. 5294X. 6 December 1828. Restored Patent Drawings, 1837 - 1847. National Archives at College Park, College Park, MD. https://catalog.archives.gov/id/158587414.

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