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Hi, I would like to know how to I reference the name Lisette de Vries? It's so confusing. Please help! 

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So, do I just put (de Vries,

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Sarah Lee, 1 year ago

So, do I just put (de Vries, L) in my reference, and in my text citation is (Lisette de Vries) ? 

Just to confirm. 

Thank you. 

Hi Sarah Lee,

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D Litting, 1 year ago

Hi Sarah Lee,

This one is a bit of a grey area. Basically you reference according to the way the author uses their name. If the 'de' is prominently associated with their name then you would treat de Vries as their surname and use it in full in the in text citation and file the name under D in your reference list. For most people with de names this would be the case, such as Alain De Botton and Edward De Bono.

However some for names with particles, as they are known, the particle is not a prominent part of the way that person's name is used, for example Ludwig van Beethoven. For Beethoven you would file him under B.

Apologies for the opaqueness of this answer, I hope it helps a bit..

David

So, do I just put (de Vries,

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Sarah Lee, 1 year ago

So, do I just put (de Vries, L) in my reference, and in my text citation is (Lisette de Vries) ? 

Just to confirm. 

Thank you. 

Hi Sarah Lee

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D Litting, 1 year ago

Hi Sarah Lee

For a Lisette de Vries book written in say 2011 it would look like this (in Harvard UTS):

In text
(de Vries 2011)

Reference list (probably filed under d)

de Vries, L. 2011, Title of book... etc

Let me know if you are using a different referencing style.

Thanks!

David

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