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MLA8 Guide: Books

A guide to citation following the MLA8 format

Examples to use as Models


FORM: Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.

One or Two Authors: Example to Follow:

Picoult, Jodi. The Storyteller: A Novel. UP of Kentucky, 2013.

Gikandi, Simon, and Naomi Jacobs. Slavery and the Culture of Taste. U of California P, 2011. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost),

3 or More Authors (or Editors): Example

Posamentier, Alfred S., et al. Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers. Assn. for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 2007.

Entry in a Reference Book

Kolb, Charles C. "Turkmen." Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities. Vol. 3, Routledge, 2005, pp. 1223-24.

NOTE: Periods ONLY after title, author, and date; use commas otherwise; end with a period. 

Press (P), University (U) are abbreviated.  Omit publication city, include year published.

Colorful Example