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MLA 8th Edition Guide

Books with 1 Author

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

[Author's Last Name], [Author's First Name]. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Krakauer, Jon. Into Thin Air. Villard, 1997.

(Krakauer 116)

Books with 2 Authors

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

[Author's Last Name], [Author's First Name], and [Second Author's First and Last Name]. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Edles, Laura Desfor, and Scott Appelrouth. Sociological Theory in the Classical Era: Text and Readings. 2nd ed., Pine Forge Press, 2010.

(Edles and Appelrouth 199-201)

Books with 3+ Authors

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

[Author's Last Name], [Author's First Name], et al. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Klammer, Thomas P., et al. Analyzing English Grammar. 6th ed., Longman, 2010.

(Klammer et al. 107)

eBooks

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. Title of Book. E-book, Publisher, Publication Date.

Platt, Len. James Joyce: Texts and Contexts. E-book, Bloomsbury Publishing, 2011.

(Platt 104-05)

Works in an Anthology, Reference, or Collection

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

Author's Last Name, Author's First Name. "Title of Essay." Title of Collection, edited by Editor's Name(s), Publisher, Year, Page range of entry.

Pope, Alexander. "An Essay on Criticism." The Norton Anthology of English Literature, edited by Stephen Greenblatt, W. W. Norton, 2006, pp. 1124-36.

(Pope 1131)

The Bible

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

The Bible. Version of the Bible, edition number, Publisher, Publication Date.

The Bible. The New Oxford Annotated Version, 2nd ed., Oxford UP, 1977.

First citation:

(The New Oxford Annotated Bible, Ps. 63.3-4)

Any subsequent citations:

(Eccles. 3.1-8)

Books Published before 1900

Works Cited Page Format In-Text Citation

[Author's Last Name], [Author's First Name]. Title of Book. City of Publication, Publication Date.

Scott, Walter. The Poetical Works. Vol. 5, Edinburgh, 1822.

(Scott 121)