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MLA: Books


Book by One Author:


Author's Last Name, First name. Title of Book. Publisher, Year. 


Hill, Fred James, and Nicholas Awde. A History of the Islamic World. Hippocrene Books, 2003.

Book by Two Authors:


Author's Last Name, First Name, and First Name Last Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.


Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

Book by Three or More Authors:


Author's Last name, First Name, et al. Title of Book. Publisher, Year. 


Wysocki, Anne Frances, et al. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for Expanding the Teaching of Composition. Utah State UP, 2004.

Ebook Examples:


Silva, Paul J. How to Write a Lot: A Practical Guide to Productive Academic Writing. E-book, American Psychological Association, 2007.

Ebook from a Database

Shakur, Assata. Assata: An Autobiography. Zed Books, 1987. Black Thought and Culture,

Tip: Include the city of publication if the book was printed prior to 1900 or for a publisher that has offices in more than one country.

Example: Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.

Articles/Chapters from an Edited Book


Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Chapter or Section.” Title of the Work, edited by First name Last name, Publisher, Year the book was published, page number(s).


Stern, Katherine. "Toni Morrison's Beauty Formula." The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable, edited by Marc. C. Conner, University Press of Mississippi, 2000, pp. 77-91.

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