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URGENT!! - any academic around to help me with query on a reference

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rolledhedgehog Thu 09-Jul-09 11:39:18

Am writing a reference list and I have a book which I have cited which is a 2nd edition.

I thought I had to list the date as the original publishing date (1994) and note that it is the 2nd edition but one of the secondary references from it is a study from 2005 so if I use the 1994 publishing date that wont make sense.

So which date for the book do I use 1994 or 2006 which is the 2nd edition date?

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 09-Jul-09 11:45:09

2nd edition date, and say that it is the 2nd edition.
Normally you would use the first edition but if it's important that it's a later one, you can use that one and specify which one it is.

I think!

Poledra Thu 09-Jul-09 11:46:49

Agree with kathy - it's a second, updated edition rather than a reprint/reissue of the same volume, so it's important that you cite it as the second edition.

rolledhedgehog Thu 09-Jul-09 12:01:20

Ok that makes more sense than the advice my DH gave me!

Thanks so much. Can hand it in now!

kathyis6incheshigh Thu 09-Jul-09 12:07:57

good luck!

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