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MLA Style, 7th Edition

Book Citations: One Author

Last Name, First Name Initial. Title of the book. Publication place: N.Y. Date. Print.

Mitchell, M. Gone with the Wind. 75th anniversary ed. ed. Scribner: New York. 2011.

Citation with Two Authors

The second author is First Name Last name.

Dorris, Michael, and Louise Erdrich. The Crown of Columbus. HarperCollins Publishers, 1999.

Citing with an Editor

An Anthology or a Compilation: Print (see section 5.5.3, pg. 153)

 

Nunberg, Geoffrey, editor. The Future of the Book. U of California P, 1996.

 

Baron, Sabrina Alcron, et. al., editors. Agent of Change: Print Culture Studies after Elizabeth L. Eisenstein. U of

     Massachusetts P / Center for the Book, Library of Congress, 2007.

 

*If there are more than three authors, give either the first author's name only, followed by et al - or- list all names in full in the order in which they appear on the title page:

Other Book Citation Examples

A Book with an Editor - An Anthology or a Compilation: Print (see section 5.5.3, pg. 153)

Spaford, Peter, comp. and ed. Interference: The Story of Czechoslovakia in the Words of Its Writers. Cheltenham: New Clarion,

     1992. Print.

A Book by Two or More Authors: Print (see section 5.5.4, pg 154)

MacLaury, Robert E., Galina V. Paramei, and Don Dedrick, eds.  Anthropology of Color: Interdisciplinary Multilevel Modeling.

      Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2007. Print.

*If there are more than three authors, give either the first author's name only, followed by et al - or- list all names in full in the order in which they appear on the title page.
 

An Anthology or a Compilation: Print (see section 5.5.6, pg. 157)

Allende, Isabel. "Toad's Mouth." Trans. Margaret Sayers Peden. A
     Hammock beneath the Mangoes: Stories from Latin America.
Ed.
     Thomas Colchie. New York: Plume, 1992. 83-88. Print.

An Article in a Reference Book: Print (see section 5.5.7, pg. 160)

"Japan." The Encyclopedia Americana. 2004 ed. Print.

A Multivolume Work (see section 5.5.14, pg. 168)

Schlesinger, Arthur M., Jr., gen. ed. History of U.S. Political Parties. 4 vols.
     New York: Chelsea, 1973. Print.