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MLA 7th ed. Citation Guide - South Bend-Elkhart: Books & eBooks

Formatting

IMPORTANT!  For space reasons, the examples here are not formatted according to MLA guidelines.  When formatting your citation:

Double-space within and between each entry.

Print

Single author:

Stookey, Lorena Laura. Thematic Guide to World Mythology. Westport: Greenwood, 2004. Print.

Two authors:

Beers, Burton F., and Rose Ann Mulford. The Vietnam War. Upper Saddle River: Globe Fearon, 1997. Print.

Three authors:

Venolin, Jean P., Georgio Cordini, and Joseph Hitchings. What Makes a Great Writer? Chicago: Hudson, 2004. Print.

More than three authors:

Bailyn, Bernard, et al. Modern Pop Culture. Lexington: Heath, 2004. Print.

 

Unknown author: (Begin with title information; include editor or translator if given)

The Bible, a New Translation. Trans. James Moffatt. New York: Harper, 1954. Print.

 

An edition other than the first edition:

Cree, Alice. Essays on Native American History. 2nd ed. Cactusville: Heritage, 1992. Print.

Multi-volume work:

Beckwith, Carol and Angela Fisher. African Ceremonies. 2 vols. New York: Abrams, 1999. Print.  

 

One piece or article from an anthology or a collection:

Name the author of the specific piece; include the editor’s name after the title, as shown, and include the page numbers of the specific piece.

 

Nye, Naomi Shihab. "Widening the Circle." Race, an Anthology in the First Person. Ed. Bart Schneider. New York: Crown, 1997. 36-40. Print.

eBooks

Entire Online Book:
Gunasekaran, Angappa, Omar Khalil, and Sayed Mahbubur Rahman, eds. Knowledge and Information Technology Management: Human and Social
     Perspectives
. Hershey: New Ideas, 2000. Books 24X7. Web. 22 July 2008.

Chapter in an Online Book:
Beatty, Ketty and Dale Bradshaw. "Andrea Lekberg: Pastry Chef/Artist." Firestarters: 100 Job Profiles to Inspire Young Women. Indianapolis: JIST Pub.,
     2006. Netlibrary, Web. 1 Feb. 2010.

Kipling, Rudyard. "The Man Who Was." The Short Story. Ed. Brander Matthews. New York: American Book Co., 1907. Bartleby.com: Great Books
     Online. Web. 29 July 2008.

Print Books

Single author:
Stookey, Lorena Laura. Thematic Guide to World Mythology.  Westport: Greenwood, 2004. Print.

Two authors:
Beers, Burton F., and Rose Ann Mulford. The Vietnam War. Upper Saddle River: Globe Fearon, 1997. Print.

Three authors:
Venolin, Jean P., Georgio Cordini, and Joseph Hitchings. What Makes a Great Writer? Chicago: Hudson, 2004. Print.

More than three authors:
Bailyn, Bernard, et al. Modern Pop Culture. Lexington: Heath, 2004. Print.

An edition other than the first edition:
Cree, Alice. Essays on Native American History. 2nd ed. Cactusville: Heritage, 1992. Print.

Multi-volume work:
Beckwith, Carol and Angela Fisher. African Ceremonies. 2 vols. New York: Abrams, 1999. Print.

One piece or article from an anthology or a collection:
Nye, Naomi Shihab. "Widening the Circle." Race, An Anthology in the First Person. Ed. Bart Schneider. 2nd ed. New York: Crown, 1997. 36-40. Print.

(Note: The name of the author of the specific piece goes first; the name of the book's editor(s) follow the title of the collection, followed by the edition number, if it is not the first edition.  Include the page numbers of the specific piece)