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How to Cite a Chapter in MLA 7

Chapter – A section of a book that is generally numbered or titled.


Autocite a Chapter of a Book in MLA Format

 

Cite a chapter in print

Structure:

Last, First M. “Section Title.” Book/Anthology. Ed. First M. Last. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). Print.

 

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Example:

Serviss, Garrett P. “A Trip of Terror.” A Columbus of Space. New York: Appleton, 1911. 17-32. Print.


Cite a chapter of a book that was found online

Structure:

Last, First M. “Section Title.” Book/Anthology. Ed. First M. Last. City: Publisher, Year Published. Page(s). Website Title. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

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Note: Additional publication information can be found on the title page of the e-book.

Date accessed: The date that you accessed and read the content.

Note: When citing sources reproduced online from their print versions, it is not necessary to include online information such as the website publisher or the date of electronic publication.

Example:

Serviss, Garrett P. “A Trip of Terror.” A Columbus of Space. New York: Appleton, 1911. 17-32. Google Books. Web. 16 Mar. 2013.


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