UTS Library

Keyword Search

Browse Questions

Referencing same author and year but different documents

I'm using guidelines that are published by the same organisation in the same year, however they are different. How do I differentiate these in my in-text referencing and reference list?

2 answers


Hi Lena,

D Litting's picture
D Litting, 1 year ago

Hi Lena,

This little problem is dealt with by the use of a and b

So if you had two documents, both by Smith in 2009

One is Donkeys

The other is Mules

The way you would describe them is 

Donkeys = (Smith 2009a) - because Donkeys comes before Mules in the alphabet
Mules = (Smith 2009b) - because Mules come after Donkeys in the alphabet

Then in the reference list...

Smith, A. 2009a, Donkeys, Equine Press, Clydesdale.


Hope this helps,


Answer question