How to Cite a Book in MLA

MLA style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities.

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How to Cite a Book in MLA

To cite a book in MLA format, you must first gather the following pieces of information:
-The author’s full name
-The book’s title
-The book’s publication date
-The name of the book’s publisher
-The type of book (e.g., hardcover, paperback, etc.)

With this information in hand, you will be able to create a citation using MLA format. Here is an example of how your citation might look:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Type of Publication.

So, if you were citing J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, your citation would look like this:

Rowling, J.K. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone. New York: Scholastic, 1997. Print

How to Cite a Book in APA

There are two common ways to cite a book in APA style. The first is to include the author’s name, publication year, and page number in brackets at the end of the sentence, like this:

According to Smith (2019), “MLA style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities” (p. 123).

The second way to cite a book in APA style is to include the author’s name, publication year, and page number in parentheses at the end of the sentence, like this:

According to Smith (2019), “MLA style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities” (123).

How to Cite a Book in Chicago

Books are authored by one or more people. The basic structure for a book citation in MLA contains the author(s), title, publication information, and medium. Additional elements may be added if there is more than one author, if the book has editors, or if it is a multivolume work.

Here is the basic format for a book citation in MLA:

Author(s). Title of Book. Publication City: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

If there is more than one author listed for the book, follow the template below:

Author1 Lastname1, Author2 Lastname2, and Author3 Lastname3. Title of Book. Publication City: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

If the book has editors instead of authors, cite them as such in your Works Cited entry:

Editor1 Lastname1 and Editor2 Lastname2, eds. Title of Book. Publication City: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication

How to Cite a Book in Harvard

Citing a book in Harvard is relatively simple. All you need is the author’s name, the title of the book, the date it was published, and the publisher. Here’s an example:

Author’s last name, first name. Title of book. Place of publication: Publisher, date of publication.

For more information on citing books in Harvard, please see the following link: http://www.citebookharvard.com

How to Cite a Book in MLA 8

To cite a book in MLA 8, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The author’s full name
-The book’s title
-The book’s publisher
-The year the book was published
-The book’s page range

If you are citing a specific chapter or essay within a book, you will also need to include:
-The chapter or essay author’s full name
-The chapter or essay title
-The editor’s full name (if there is one)
-The page range for the chapter or essay

How to Cite a Book in MLA 7

To cite a book in MLA 7, you will need the following pieces of information:
-The author’s name
-The title of the book
-The name of the publisher
-The date of publication

With this information, you will be able to create a citation that looks like this:
Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Name of Publisher, Year of Publication.

How to Cite a Book in MLA 6

In-Text Citation:
(Author Last Name Page Number)

Works Cited:
Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publication City: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

How to Cite a Book in MLA 5

Citing a book in MLA (Modern Language Association) style is almost always simple and straightforward. When you cite a book in MLA, you generally need to include the author’s name, the title of the book, the publication date, and the page number (if applicable).

Here are some basic guidelines for how to cite a book in MLA style:

Author’s Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

For example:

Lee, Harper. To Kill a Mockingbird. New York: HarperCollins, 1960. Print.

How to Cite a Book in MLA 4

To cite a book in MLA format, you must include the author’s last name, the title of the book, the publication date, and the publisher. If you are citing a specific chapter or essay within a book, you must also include the page number.

Here is an example of how to cite a book in MLA format:

Last name, First name. Title of Book. City of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Print.

How to Cite a Book in MLA 3

MLA (Modern Language Association) style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources within the liberal arts and humanities. This resource, updated to reflect the MLA Handbook (8th ed.), offers examples for the general format of MLA research papers, in-text citations, endnotes/footnotes, and the Works Cited page.

To see a side-by-side comparison of the three most widely used citation styles, including a chart of all MLA citation guidelines, see the Citation Style Chart.
You can also watch our MLA vidcast series on the Purdue OWL YouTube Channel.

BASIC BOOK CITATION FORMAT
Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher Name, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

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