MLA Citation Guide

Book Citations

MLA Format for books in print and ebooks.

Basic Format:

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Entire Book Examples

One Author

Wellock, David. Health and Nutrition for Dog and Cats: A Guide for Pet Parents. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.


Two Authors

Terhune, Tori Randolph, and Betsy A. Hays. Land Your Dream Career in College: The Complete Guide to Success. Rowman & Littlefield, 2015.


More Than Two Authors

Liebman, James S., et al. The Wrong Carlos: Anatomy of a Wrongful Execution. Columbia UP, 2014.


Corporate Author

Solar Energy International. Photovoltaics: Design and Installation Manual: Renewable Energy Education for a Sustainable Future. New Society Press, 2004.



Zott, Lynn M., editor. Women's Health: Opposing Viewpoints. Greenhaven Press, 2015.

Part of Book Examples

Work in Anthology or Collection

Buchanan, Ann. "Protective Factors in Family Relationships." Contemporary Social Issues in East Asian Societies: Examining the Spectrum of Public and Private Spheres, edited by Mika Markus Merviö, Information Science Reference, 2014, pp. 76-85.


Introduction, Preface, Forward or Afterward

Mast, Thomas. Foreword. Energy Supply and Renewable Resources, by Regina Anne Kelly, Facts on File, 2007.

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