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Notes and References

expediency than thoroughness, apart, of course, from the sheer explosion in the volume of knowledge on almost every field of human curiosity. More and more, authors and publishers, for want of space or for other reasons, are substituting comprehensive bibliographies with lists of citations titled ‘References’ or ‘References Cited’.

List of bibliography or references

Each reference work or bibliographic entry should contain the following information where applicable:

  • A.

    CODESRIA style for book entries

    • i.

      Author: full name of authors; full name of editor or editors, if no single author is listed editor’s name may be given after title); or name of institution responsible for the writing of the book.

  • ii.

    Year of publication.

  • iii.

    Title: full title of book, including subtitle if there is one

  • iv.

    Editor, compiler, or translator, if any and if in addition to listed

author (may be located in author’s position if no author is listed).

  • v.

    Edition, if not for the first.

  • vi.

    Volumes, total number of multi-volume work is referred to as

a whole.

  • vii.

    Volume number of multi-volume work if single volume is cited.

  • viii.

    Title of individual volume if applicable

  • ix.

    Series title, if applicable, and volume number within series

  • x.

    Facts of publication: city, publisher

  • xi.

    Page number(s); or volume and page number(s), if applicable.

For example:

Tshibaka, T., 1998, Structural Adjustment and Agriculture in West Africa, Dakar: CODESRIA.

Thioune, Ramata, ed., 2003, Information and Communication Technologies for Development in Africa. Volume I: Opportunities and Challenges for Development, Ottawa and Dakar: IDRC and CODESRIA.


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