This is the citation pattern for books:
author, title, edition (if needed), place of publication, publisher, year of publication, pinpoint (if needed).
PW Hogg, Constitutional Law of Canada, 2d ed (Toronto: Carswell, 1985).
- Author’s Name
- initial(s) or first name (as it appears in the book), then last name
- Book Title
- the title should be in italics
- Edition Number
- include if this is not the first edition (note that 2d and 3d are used, not 2nd and 3rd)
- Place of Publication
- the city name is followed by a colon and contained in parentheses along with the publisher name and year of publication
- write the name of the publisher as it appears on the title page
- Year of Publication
- indicate the year of the current edition
- Pinpoint to a page or section. See the following examples:
PW Hogg, Constitutional Law of Canada, 2d ed (Toronto: Carswell, 1985) at 73.
RJ Delisle, Evidence: Principles and Problems (Toronto: Carswell, 1984) at 129.
Queen’s University Library “ Legal Citation” Accessed Dec 29, 2016.