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Citation Guide: How to cite BOOKS, eBOOKS, CHAPTERS

A guide to create citations for bibliographies and works cited in reference papers.

How to cite BOOKS

 MLA Book Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented


Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Print.

Examples:
Ermann, M . David, Mary B. Williams, and Michael S. Shauf, eds. Computers, Ethics, and Society. New York: Oxford UP, 1997. Print.

Odell, Lee, et al. Elements of Language. Austin: Holt, 2001. Print.

Sternberg, Elaine. Just Business: Business Ethics in Action. 2nd ed. New York: Oxford UP, 2000. Print.

Utah Association of Counties. Utah County Facts Book. Salt Lake City: Utah Assn. of Counties, 1981. Print.

 

How to cite eBOOKS

MLA eBook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced 
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Name of Database. Web. Date of access.

E-book Example:
Roush, Chris. Inside Home Depot: How One Company Revolutionized an Industry through the Relentless Pursuit of Growth. New York: McGraw, 1999. ebrary. Web. 4 Dec. 2005.

How to cite Chapter in BOOKS

 MLA Chapter or Authored Section of an Edited Book/ebook Citation

  • Examples are not double-spaced, but your Works Cited list should be double-spaced
  • Examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be indented

 

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Article." Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. edition. Ed. Editor #1 First Name Last Name, and Editor #2 First Name Last Name. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages. Print.

Author's Last Name, First Name Middle Initial. "Title of Article." Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Ed. Editor #1 First Name Last Name, and Editor #2 First Name Last Name. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages. Web. Date of access.

Examples:
Grealy, Lucy. "Fear Itself." The Broadview Anthology of Expository Prose. 7th ed. Ed. Tammy Roberts, et al. Peterborough: Broadview, 2002. 450-61. Print.

Meiland, Jack. "The Difference Between High School and College." You Are Here: Readings on Higher Education for College Writers. Ed. Russell K. Durst. Upper Saddle River: Prentice, 2003. 104-14. ebrary. Web. 3 May 2009.