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Research Guides@TCC Libraries


Pattern for Citing a Book in MLA (9th edition)

  1. The author’s full name (First Name, Last name)
  2. Titles of any chapters or sections that were used
  3. The title of the book
  4. Volume number of the book (if applicable)
  5. The publisher of the book
  6. The year the book was published
  7. City the book was published in (only necessary if the book was printed prior to 1900, has versions that are different in one country than in another, or if it is a rare book)
  8. The name of any editors or translators, if applicable
  9. Page numbers or ranges that were used

Structure of a Book Citation in an Anthology

Citation for an Online Book

MLA Book Examples

Book mla format