Answered By: Jennifer Harris
Last Updated: Jun 19, 2017     Views: 91

Book by a Single Author

The basic format for citing a book in MLA style is:

Author Last Name, Author First Name A. Title of book. Place of publication, Date. Print

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Brown, James A. Mammals Who Fly: Bats. Chicago: Illinois, 1999. Print.

See MLA Handbook 7th ed. page 148 (5.5.2) for additional information.

Book by Two or More Authors

The basic format for citing a book with two or more authors in MLA style is:

Author Last Name, Author A., and Author B. Author Last Name. Title of book. Place of Publication, Date. Print

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Jenkins F., Whatt D., Jane R. Strewn, and Tracy M. Bloom. Brewing for Beginners. New York: U of New York P, 2010. Print.

See MLA Handbook 7th ed. page 154 (5.5.4) for additional information.

Electronic Book (eBook)

The basic format for citing an ebook in MLA style is:

Author Last Name, Author First Name A. Title of book. Publisher Place: Publisher, Year Published. Title of database or website. Web. Date of Access

For example (don't forget to indent the second and subsequent lines):

Strange, Elmer N. Blooming Roses. Chicago, IL: Chicago U Press, 2012. EBSCO. Web. 1 June 2003.

More Information:

For further help please contact the Wolak Learning Center at 603.645.9606 (UC Students) and Online Writing Center at 866.721.1662 (Online/COCE Students) for assistance with citing sources in MLA Style.

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This information is intended to be a guideline, not expert advice. Please be sure to speak to your professor about the appropriate way to cite a book or ebook in your class assignments and projects.

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