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MLA Citation Style Guide: 7th Edition

Book

General Rule:

Author's Last-name, First-name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Format.

Example:

Diamond, Oscar. How to Care for Your Diabetic Cat. New York: Knopf, 2000. Print.


Ebook or online book:

Author's Last-name, First-name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year. Title of Database or Website. Format. Date Month Year of Access.

Diamond, Oscar. How to Care for Your Diabetic Cat. New York: Knopf, 2000. netLibrary. Web. 7 November 2011.

Book Chapter

General Rule:

Last-name, First-name. “Title of Chapter.” Title of Book. Ed. Editor’s First-name Last-name. Place
of Publication: Publisher, Year. Pages of chapter. Format.

Example:

Wood, Ed. “The Many Uses of Angora.” Dress for Success. Ed. Tom Johnson. Hollywood, CA:
Paramount, 1957. 213 – 36. Print.