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MLA Style: 7th edition: Books

Books

Book (MLA Handbook 148-152)

Last, First name of author. Title of book. City Published: Publisher, Year Published. Format.

Example:

Nielson, Troy. Career Trek. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008. Print.

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Book – No Author (MLA Handbook 162)

Title of book. # ed. City Published: Publisher, Year Published. Format.

Example:

Peterson’s Annual Guides to Graduate and Professional Programs. 31st ed. Princeton: Peterson’s Guides, 2008. 

                   Print.

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Book – More than three authors (MLA Handbook 154-155)

Last, First name of author, et al. Title of book. # ed. City Published: Publisher, Year Published. Format.

Example:

Brown, Duane, et al. Career Choice and Development. 3rd ed. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1996. Print.

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Book Article or Chapter/Work in an Anthology (MLA Handbook 157-159)

Last, First name of author. “Title of Article or Chapter.” Title of Book. Ed. First Last name of editor.

               City Published: Publisher, Year Published. Format.

Example:

Hobbs, Thomas. “Physicians Should Treat Alcoholism as a Disease.” Current Controversies: Alcoholism

               Ed. James Torr. San Diego: Greenhaven. 2007. 219-223. Print.

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Book Article, Chapter or Essay Reprinted in Reference Book (MLA Handbook 159-160)

Last, First name of author. “Article Title.” Book Title. Ed. First Last name of editor. City Published: Publisher, Year

               Published. Page(s). Rpt. in Book Title. Ed. First Last name of editor. Vol. #. City Published: Publisher, Year

               Published. Page(s). Format.

Example:

West, Ray B. “Atmosphere and Theme in Faulkner’s ‘A Rose for Emily’.” William Faulkner: Four Decades of

               Criticism. Ed. Linda Welshimer Wagner. East Lansing: Michigan State University P, 1973. 192-198. 

               Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Laurie Lanzen Harris and Sheila Fitzgerald. Vol. 1. Detroit: Gale, 1998. 

               148-151. Print.

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Translation (MLA Handbook 164) 

Last, First name of author. Title of work. Trans. First Last name of translator. City Published: Publisher, 

         Year Published. Format.

Example:

Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Trans. W.R.J. Barron. New York: Manchester University P, 1974. Print.

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Dictionary Entry (MLA Handbook 160)

“Entry Title.” Dictionary Title. # ed. Year Published. Format.

Example:

“Science Fiction.” Brave New Words: the Oxford Dictionary of Science Fiction. 10th ed. 2005. Print.

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Encyclopedia Article  (MLA Handbook 160)

Last, First name article author. “Article/Entry Title”. Title of Encyclopedia. Ed. First Last name of editor. Vol. # .

         City of Publication: Publisher, Year Published. Format.

Example:

Florin, John, and Richard Pillsbury. “Appalachia.” The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture: Geography

              Ed. Richard Pillsbury. Vol. 2. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2006. Print.

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