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MLA Style Citation Examples: Books/eBooks

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Books

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 112, 135, and 313 in the ninth edition)

[ book example ]

IN TEXT 

(Nicolson 8).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

Burnett, Mark T. Shakespeare and World Cinema. Cambridge UP, 2015.

IN TEXT 

(Burnett 98).

WORKS CITED (TWO AUTHORS)

Levy, Michael, and Farah Mendlesohn. Children’s Fantasy Literature: An Introduction. Cambridge UP, 2016.

IN TEXT

(Levy and Mendlesohn 62).

WORKS CITED (THREE OR MORE AUTHORS)

Morrow, Lesley M., et al. Oral Language and Comprehension in Preschool: Teaching the Essentials. Guilford

Press, 2016.

IN TEXT

(Morrow et al. 4).

WORKS CITED (ONE EDITOR):

(For more examples, see pages 108, 112, and 314 in the ninth edition)

[ example ]

IN TEXT 

(Bell 28).

WORKS CITED (TWO EDITORS):

Bolaki, Stella, and Sabine Broeck, editorsAudre Lorde's Transnational Legacies. U of Massachusetts P, 2015.

IN TEXT 

(Bolaki and Broeck 206). 

WORKS CITED (THREE OR MORE EDITORS):

Colbert, Soyica D., et al., editors. The Psychic Hold of Slavery: Legacies in American Expressive Culture. Rutgers UP, 2016.

   IN TEXT

(Colbert et al. 20).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 133, 145, and 317 in the ninth edition)

[ MLA Citing Example for Book Chapter ]

IN TEXT

(Camacci 29).

WORKS CITED (MULTI VOLUME WORKS)

(For more examples, see pages 154, 215, and 316-317 in the ninth edition)

[ MLA Citing Example for Multivolume Works ]

IN TEXT 

(Rampersad 23).

eBooks

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 155, 217, and 324-325 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

IN TEXT 

(Lewis ch. 1).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

Wilt, Judith. Ghosts of the Gothic: Austen, Eliot And Lawrence: Austen, Eliot And Lawrence. Princeton UP, 2014. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), ezproxy.nwmissouri.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,uid&db=nlebk&AN=791340&site=ehost-live&scope=site. 

IN TEXT 

(Wilt ch. 2).

WORKS CITED (ONE EDITOR)

(For more examples, see pages 155, 217, and 324-325 in the ninth edition)

[ Example ]

IN TEXT 

(Waddell ch. 1).


WORKS CITED (TWO EDITORS)

Millington, Richard H., and Anne L. Kaufman, editors. Willa Cather and the Nineteenth Century. U of Nebraska P, 2015. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), http://ezproxy.nwmissouri.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,uid&db=nlebk&AN=1016572&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

IN TEXT 

(Kaufman et al. ch. 2).

WORKS CITED (ONE AUTHOR)

(For more examples, see pages 203 and 324-325 in the ninth edition)

[ MLA Citing Example for Chapter in an eBook ]

IN TEXT 

(Atkinson ch. 1).

WORKS CITED (TWO AUTHORS AND MORE THAN ONE EDITOR)

Courage, Fiona, and Jane Harvell. “Supporting Qualitative Research in the Humanities and Social Sciences: Using the Mass Observation Archive.” The future of Scholarly Communication, edited by Michael Jubb et al., Facet Publishing, 2013, ch. 11. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), http://ezproxy.nwmissouri.edu:2048/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=cookie,ip,uid&db=nlebk&AN= 766204&site=ehost-live&scope=site.

IN TEXT 

(Courage and Harvell ch. 11).

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