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MLA 8th ed Faculty Toolbox: Books

Learn what is NEW about using MLA style in the 8th edition!

Examples

Book Basic Format:

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Edition, Publisher, Publication date.

Examples:

Hatfield, Charles, et al., editors. The Superhero Reader. University Press of Mississippi, 2013.

Karsh, Ellen, and Arlen Sue Fox. The Only Grant-Writing Book You'll Ever Need. 4th ed., Basic Books, 2014.

Pardlo, Gregory. Digest. Four Way Books, 2014.

 

Books with Additional Contributors:

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Contributed by First Last, Edition, Publisher, Publication date.

Examples

Homer. The Iliad. Translated by Peter Green, University of California Press, 2015.

Shakespeare, William. Coriolanus. Edited by Peter Holland, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013.

 

Book Chapter or Part of a Book:

 

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book, contribution by First Last, Edition, Publisher, Publication date, Pages. (Use p. for a single page and pp. for several pages)

 

Examples

Crehan, Kate. "Culture." Critical Terms for the Study of Gender, edited by Catharine R. Stimpson and Gilbert Herdt, The University of Chicago Press, 2014, pp. 41-65.

Gottlieb, Sidney. "Persuasion and Cinematic Approaches to Jane Austen." Persuasion, by Jane Austen, edited by Patricia Meyer Spacks, W. W. Norton & Company, 2013, pp. 301-311.

 

eBook:

 

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Edition, Publisher, Publication date. Database, URL.

OR

Author Last Name, First Name. "Title of Chapter." Title of Book, contribution by First Name Last Name, Edition, Publisher, Publication date, Pages. Database, URL.

Examples

Hall, Gary. "There Are No Digital Humanities." Debates in the Digital Humanities, edited by Matthew K. Gold, University of Minnesota Press, 2012, dhdebates.gc.cuny.edu/debates/text/21.

Hart, James D., and Phillip W. Leininger. The Oxford Companion to American Literature. 6th ed., Oxford University Press, 2013. Oxford Digital Reference Shelf, www.oxfordreference.com/view/10.1093/acref/9780195065480.001.0001/acref-9780195065480.


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