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How to Cite a Book in Print in MLA

The basic information of a book includes author(s), the title of the book, and the publication information.

Structure:

Last, First M. Book Title. Publisher, Year Published.

Examples:

James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Serenity, 2009.

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. Dodd, Mead, 1942.

How to Cite a Book Online in MLA

Include the same information as a regular book. Add as much as the original publication information as possible. After citing the original publication information, add the electronic publication information. This includes the title of the internet site, the date of electronic publication (if given), and the sponsoring institution or organization. Also, be sure to include the URL.

Structure:

Last, First M. Book Title. Publisher, Year Published. Website Title, URL.

Examples:

James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Serenity, 2009. Google Books, www.books.google.com/ambassadors.

Bodnar, Kipp, and Jeffrey L. Cohen. The B2B Social Media Book. Google Books, www.books.google.com/b2b.

How to Cite a Book from a Database in MLA

Make sure to:

  • Provide advanced information for the book if it is available.
  • Provide the URL whenever possible.
  • Type in the date the book was electronically published if it is available.

Structure:

Last, First M. Book Title. Publisher, Year Published. Database Name, URL.

Examples:

Morem, Susan. 101 Tips for Graduates. 2nd ed., Ferguson, 2005. Infobase Publishing eBooks, www.infobasepublishing.com/tips-for-grads.

Bloom, Harold. Twentieth-Century British Poets. Bloom’s Literary Criticism, 2011. Infobase Publishing eBooks, www.infobasepublishing.com/british-poets

 

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