MLA: Preface

How to Cite a Preface in Print in MLA

Include the author of the note, the name of note, the type of note, the name of the original source, the author of the original source, the contributors of the original source (if given), the publication information, the page number(s), and the format.

Structure:

Last Name, First Name. "Introduction Title." Preface/Foreward Type. Source Title. City: Publisher, Year. Start page - End page. Print

Example:

Masur, Louis P. "Preface." Preface. The Civil War a Concise History. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Ix-xii. Print.

How to Cite a Preface Online in MLA

Format:

Last Name, First Name. "Introduction Title." Preface/Foreward Type. Source Title. City: Publisher, Year. Start page - End page. Print. Website Title Publisher of Website. Web.

Example:

Masur, Louis P. "Preface." Preface. The Civil War a Concise History. New York: Oxford UP, 2011. Ix-xii. Google Books Web. 2 Jan. 2013. Print.

Make sure to:

  • Choose with type you are citing (introduction, foreward, preface, afterword)
  • Only include the URL if the source cannot be found easily.