Author. Title. Place of Publication: Publisher, Date of Publication. Print.
If no author is given, start with the title.
EX: Jacobs, Alan. The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction. Oxford UP, 2011.
Note: the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook says that italics is "normally" used for titles. The 7th edition was against anything but italics for titles.
MLA Handbook 8th ed.
One author (p. 21):
Fukuyama, Francis. Our Posthuman Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology
Revolution. Farrar, 2002.
Editor (p. 23, 52):
Blanco, Richard L., editor. The American Revolution, 1775-1783: An
Encyclopedia. 2 vols. Garland, 1993.
Multiple Authors (p. 21-23):
Booth, Wayne C., and Gregory G. Comb. The Craft of
Research. 2nd ed., U of Chicago P, 2003.
Plag, Ingo, et. al. Introduction to English Linguistics. Mouton,
E-book (p. 35):
Poe, Edgar Allen. "The Mask of the Red Death." The Complete
Works of Edgar Allen Poe, edited by James A. Harrison,
vol 4, Thomas Y. Cromwell, 1902, pp. 250-58. HathiTrust
Digital Library, babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=coo.319240
Paoli, Letizia. Mafia Brotherhoods: Organized Crime, Italian
Style. Oxford U P, 2003. EBSCOhost, mcneese.idm.oclc
Corporate author (pp. 24-25):
National Research Council. Beyond Six Billion: Forecasting the
World's Population. Natl. Acad., 2000.
Anthology (pp. 38, 46, 50):
Allende, Isabel. "Toad's Mouth." A Hammock beneath the Mangoes:
Stories from Latin America, edited by Thomas Colchie. Plume,
Special Edition (pp. 38-39):
Cheyfitz, Eric. Poetics of Imperialism: Translation and
Colonization from the The Tempest to Tarzan.
Expanded ed., U of Pennsylvania P, 1997.
General Reference [style.mla.org]:
"Noon, 4b." The Oxford English Dictionary. 2nd ed. 1989.
Special Reference (p. 35):
Allen, Anita L. "Privacy in Health Care." Encyclopedia of Bioethics.
Edited by Stephen G. Post. 3rd ed. Vol. 4. Macmillan-
Thompson, 2004, pp. 150-58.
Translation (p. 23, 37):
Donaldson, E. Talbot, translator. Beowulf. Edited by Nicholas Howe.
Chartier, Roger. The Order of Books: Readers, Authors, and Libraries
in Europe between the Fourteenth and Eighteenth Centuries.
Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane, Stanford UP, 1994.
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