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MLA Quick Guide: 8th Edition: Book

Model Book Citation

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Book with a Single Author

McCullough, David. The Pioneers: the Heroic Story of the Settlers Who Brought the American Ideal West. Simon & Schuster, 2019.




Book with Multiple Authors

Crabtree, Susan and Peter Beudert. Scenic Art for the Theatre. Focal Press, 2012.


Scholarly Edition

Milton, John. Paradise Lost: A Poem Written in Ten Books. edited by John T. Shawcross and Michael Lieb. Duquesne UP, 2007.

Edited Book

Desan, Suzanne, Lynne Hunt, and William Max Nelson, editors. The French Revolution in Global Perspective. Cornell UP, 2013.

Book in Subsequent Edition

Burke, Thomas Aquinas. Ohio Lands: A Short History. 9th ed.,  Auditor of State, 1997.

Electronic Book

Miller, Nicholas Patrick. The Religious Roots of the First Amendment: Dissenting Protestants and the Separation of Church and 

State. E-book, Oxford UP, 2012.

More Information

For more details on citing specific types of books, including anthologies, translations, books in series, government publications, dissertations, etc., see MLA Handbook, pp. 102-116.

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