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MLA Citation Guide: Books and book chapters

This guides offers examples on how to cite references following MLA citation guidelines

Examples for "Works Cited" list

One author


Frye, Northrop. Anatomy of Criticism: Four Essays. Princeton UP, 1957.


Bazin, Patrick. "Toward Metareading." The Future of the Book, edited by Geoffrey Nunberg, U of California P, 1996, pp.153-68.

Two or three authors

Kerrigan, William, and Gordon Braden. The Idea of the Renaissance. Johns Hopkins UP, 1989.


Nunberg, Geoffrey, editor. The Future of the Book. U of California P, 1996.

No author

A Guide to Our Federal Lands. National Geographic Society, 1984.

A translation

Christensen, Carol and Thomas Christensen, translators.  Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments, with Romances, and Home Remedies. By Laura Esquivel, Doubleday, 1992.

A Translation and Pseudonyms

Stendhal. The Red and the Black. Translated by Roger Gard, Penguin Books, 2002.