This page covers some basic examples of MLA citations for books.
To the right, is a list of commonly cited items. Click on the links to view what the item looks like, how to evaluate it, and how to find the citation information. Below that is a list of the core elements needed create a citation in MLA.
Below is the formatting 'recipe' demonstrating how to put the elements in the proper format. Last, are examples of book citations in MLA format.
Citations in your "Works Cited" should be double spaced with a hanging indentation.
Author, First A., & Second Author. "Title of Work." Title of Container One Italicized, other contributors, version, number, Publisher, publication date, location. Title of Container Two Italicized, other contributors, version, number, Publisher, publication date, location.
Newspaper Article, Print -
Ho, Vivian. "Ex-police Official Charged." San Francisco Chronicle, 28 April 2016, pp. A1+.
Magazine Article from Database* -
Friscolanti, Michael. "The Drug Dealers Next Door." Maclean's, 2 May 2016. Opposing Viewpoints.
Journal Article from Database -
Dewulf, Bart, et al. "Dynamic Assessment lf Exposure to Air Pollution Using Mobile Phone Data." International Journal of Health
Geographics, vol. 15, 12 April 2016, pp.1-14. Academic Search Complete, doi:10.1186/s12942-016-0042-z.