Cite Right: MLA Style for Books

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Print Book


Mike:

This is an example of a citation found in the library catalog. Here are the elements you need to cite this book properly: author(s), publication date, title of the book, publisher, and publication city. They need to be reformatted and rearranged in order to comply with MLA style guidelines. Add “Print” at the end of the citation. Take a look at the correct format:

Uchitelle, Louis. The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences. New York:  Knopf, 2006. Print.

E-book


Mike:

E-book citations are similar to print book citations.  There are just a few extra elements in the citation to show it is an electronic resource. Here are the elements you need to cite this e-book properly: author(s), publication date, title of the book, publisher, and publication city.  Add database name and the word “Web” followed by retrieved from date.