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Quick Guide to MLA Style: Book Citation

This is a guide to citing sources for research papers in MLA Style

MLA 8th Ed. - Book Sourcesw

Author, Book Title, Publisher, Year of Publication. NOTE: MLA 8th drops the city of publication and the format (Print or Web).


Single Author
Ware, Amy M. The Cherokee KidWill Rogers, Tribal Identity, and the Making of an American Icon. U of Kansas P., 2015.

Two or More Authors
Gilbert, Sandra and Susan Gubar. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination. Yale UP, 1979.

Corporate Author
American Medical Association. The American Medical Association Encyclopedia of Medicine. Random, 1989.

Literary Work in an Anthology
More, Hannah. "The Black Salve Trade: A Poem." British Women Poets of teh Romantic Era, edited by Paula R. Feldman, Johns Hopkins UP, 1997, pp. 472-482.

Article/Chapter Essay in an Edited Book
Gage, Tom. "Steinbeck Knew Dad Better Than I Did." East of Eden: New and Revised Essays, edited by Michael J. Meyer and Henry Veggian, Rodopi, 2013, pp. 1-24.