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Citation Help for MLA, 8th Edition: Book

Multiple Authors?

Example:
McGill, Ivan, John Kurt Glenn, and Alice 
Brockbank. The Action Learning Handbook: Powerful Techniques for Education. Rutledge Falmer, 2014.

Explanation:
List the first author last name first followed by the first and middle names followed by a comma. All other authors are listed first name followed by the last name. Insert the word "and" and a comma before the last author.

Note: If there are more than three authors, just list the first one followed by et al., which is Latin for and others. There is a period after al but not et. Example: Nelson, Karl, et al. Fish Is for Everyone. Penguin Press, 2016. 

Editors?

Example:
Gibbs, Janet Trist. Children of Color: Psychological Interventions With Minority Youth. Edited by John C. Cowl, Jossey-Bass, 2015.

Explanation:
Place the words Edited by before the editor's name. Put a comma after the editor's name.

Edition?

Example:
Smith, Susan. Clinical Skills: Basic to Advanced Skills. 7th ed., Pearson Prentice Hall, 2015.

Explanation:
Place the edition number after the book title. Follow by ed.,

Example

Pollan, Michael. Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. Penguin Press, 2013.

Explanation

Author: Pollan, Michael.
Last name first, then the first and middle names. End with a period.   

Title & subtitle of the book: Cooked: A Natural History of Transformation. 
The title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize all important words, italicize the title, and end with a period.   


OPTIONAL Place of publication: New York,
The city of publication is optional. Instances where it is important to include it are if the book was published before 1900, if a publisher with offices in more than one country released a book in two versions, or if it helps a reader locate a text released by an unfamiliar publishers outside North America. If included, follow by a comma before the publisher.

Publisher: Penguin Press,
List the publisher of the book followed by a comma.

Year of Publication: 2013.
List the year of publication, which appears on the title page or the title page verso (back side of title page). End the citation with a period.

[The above information is based on the MLA Handbook 8th edition.]

Book Chapter Example

Vye, Charles, Jr. "Managing Anxiety and Related Conditions: Solutions and Effective Approaches." Underpressure 
   and Overwhelmed: Coping with Anxiety in College,
 edited by Scott Francis Smith and Diana J. Duell, Praeger, 2016,
   pp. 56-67.

Book Chapter Explanation

Author: Vye, Charles, Jr.
Last name first, then the first and middle names. In this case have a comma before Jr. End with a period.    

Title & subtitle of the book chapter: "Managing Anxiety and Related Conditions: Solutions and Effective Approaches."
Place title and subtitle in quotation marks. The title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize all important words and end with a period.  

Title & subtitle of book: Underpressure and Overwhelmed: Coping with Anxiety in College,
The title and subtitle are separated by a colon. Capitalize all important words, Italicize, and end with a comma.

Editors: edited by Scott Francis Smith and Diana J. Duell, 
Precede the editors by the words edited by and list them in the order given on the book first name and then last name. End with a comma.

OPTIONAL Place of publication: New York,
See explanation above.

Publisher: Praeger,
Give the publisher name followed by a comma.

Year of publication: 2016.
Date the book was published. Examine the title page or the title page verso (backside) to determine the date of publication. End with a comma.

Page numbers: pp. 56-67.
Give page numbers of the chapter preceded by pp. for more than one page or p. for just one page. Close citation with a period.

[The above information is based from the MLA Handbook 8th edition]