2012 Mla Format Bibliography

MLA: Book

How to Cite a Book in Print in MLA

The basic information of a book includes author(s), the title of the book, and the publication information.

Structure:

Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Print.

Examples:

James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. Print.

Dickens, Charles. Great Expectations. New York: Dodd, Mead, 1942. Print.

How to Cite a Book Online in MLA

Include the same information as a regular book. Add as much as the original publication information as possible. After citing the original publication information, add the electronic publication information. This includes the title of the internet site, the editor of the site (if given), the date of electronic publication (if given), and the sponsoring institution or organization. Also, be sure to include the date accessed and the URL.

Format:

Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Website Title. Web. Day Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

James, Henry. The Ambassadors. Rockville: Serenity, 2009. Google books. Web. 16 Mar. 2010. http://books.google.com

Bodnar, Kipp, and Jeffrey L. Cohen. The B2B Social Media Book. Google Books. N.p., n.d. Web. 20 Dec. 2012.

How to Cite a Book from a Database in MLA

Make sure to:

  • Provide advanced information for the book if it is available.
  • Leave out the URL unless the source cannot be located without it.
  • Type in the date the book was electronically published if it is available.

Format:

Last, First M. Book. City: Publisher, Year Published. Database Name. Web. Date Month Year Accessed.

Examples:

Morem, Susan. 101 Tips for Graduates. New York: Ferguson, 2005. Infobase Publishing eBooks. Web. 16 Mar. 2010. http://www.infobasepublishing.com

Bloom, Harold, ed. Twentieth-Century British Poets. New York: Bloom's Literary Criticism, 2011. Infobase Publishing eBooks. Web. 21 Dec. 2012.

View our visual citation guide on how to cite a Book in MLA format.

Website:

Name of author inverted.Full Title. Publisher, Publication date. Web. Access date.

Nguyen, Stephen.MLA Format Works Cited. 17 Oct. 2011. Web. 11 Feb. 2012.

Newspaper Article (Print):

Name of author inverted. “Article Title.” Name of NewspaperYear or date of publication: page numbers. Print.

Harris, Nicole. “Airports in the Throes of Change.” Wall Street Journal27 Mar. 2002: B1+. Print.

Newspaper Article (Found on the Internet):

Name of author inverted. “Article Title.” Name of Newspaper Year or date of publication: page numbers. Web. Access date.

Achen, Joel. “America’s River.” Washington Post 5 May 2002. Web. 27 Feb. 2012.

Magazine Article (Print):

Name of author inverted. “Article Title.” Magazine Title. Date: Pages. Print.

Simpson, Rhonda P. “Exercising in the New Millennium: A Plan to Meet the Modern Woman’s Needs.” Health and Fitness 15 June 1995: 56-61. Print.

Magazine Article (Internet):

Name of author inverted. “Article Title.” Magazine Title. Date: Pages. Web. Access date.

Brooks, David. “The Culture of Martyrdom.” Atlantic Online June 2007. Web. 22 Sept. 2005.

Scholarly Journal Article (Print):

Name of author inverted. “Article Title.” Title of Journal Volume (Year): Pages. Print.

Melborne, Samuel. “Living in Iran.” Mosaic 19 (1986): 133-49. Print.

Scholarly Journal Article (Internet):

Name of author inverted. “Article Title.” Title of Journal Volume (Year): Pages. Web. Access date.

Sohmer, Steve. “Opening Day at Shakespeare’s Globe.” Journal of Modern Literary Studies 3.1 (1997). Web. 27 May 2009.

ELibrary:

Palmer, Aaron. “Colors and Blood: Flag Passions of the Confederate South.” History. 2 Mar. 2005: 64-6. ELibrary. ProQuest. Trabuco Hills High School Library. Web. 3 Feb. 2004.

Dictionary Online:

“Word searched.” Website Title. Created or updated date if available. Sponsoring organization of applicable. Web. Date of access written in MLA style.

“Hysteria.” Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations. 2000. Web. 25 Sept. 2006.

Government Publication (Print):

Author or Government Agency. Title of publication. Publication Information, date. Print.

United States Dept. of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health. Washington: GPO, 2000. Print.

Government Publication (Internet):

Author or Government Agency. Title of publication. Publication Information, date. Web.

United States Dept. of Health and Human Services. Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health. Washington: GPO, 2000. Web.

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