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MLA Style 8th edition: Print Sources - Most Frequently Used

Print Sources

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of chapter or section.” Title of the work. Translated by or Edited by First                     name Last name, Vol. number, City of Publication (for books published before 1900 or for unfamiliar publishers               outside of North America) , Publisher, Year the book was published, page number(s).

     

Book w/ One Author

Grunden, Naida. The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using

     Toyota-based Methods. Healthcare Performance Press, 2008. 

Book w/ Two Authors

Binstock, Robert H., and Linda K. George. Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. 5th ed. 

     Academic Press, 2001. 

Book with more than two authors:

Matthews, Graham, et al., Disaster Management in Archives, Libraries, and Museums. Ashgate, 2009.

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of chapter or section.” Title of the work. Translated by or Edited by First                     name Last name, Version/ed., Vol. number (if applicable), Publisher, Year the book was published, page number(s).

Axelrod, Rise B., et al. St. Martin's Guide to Writing with 2009 MLA Update. 8th ed., Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. 

Follow this model for your citation.  Pay special attention to the punctuation and indentation. Enter the elements that apply to your source.

Title of publication. Publisher, Year of Publication.

Johnson & Wales University: 2009-2010 Catalog. Johnson & Wales University, 2008. 

Campus Safety & Security: Providence Campus. Johnson & Wales University, 2009. 

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Basic Format of Print Citations

Format citations for print sources in this order. Omit any information that is not relevant to the print source you're using. Follow proper punctuation and capitalization at all times!

  1. Author (Last name, First name)
    1. Two Authors (Last name, First name, and First name Last name.)
    2. If three authors or more, then use first author's Last name, first name,  followed by et al
  2. Title of Book.
  3. Version or Edition. (if applicable)
  4. Number(s) of volume(s) used. (if applicable)
  5. City of Publication: (For books published before 1900)
  6. Name of Publisher,
  7. Year of publication.