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How to Cite a Preface in Print in MLA

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.

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