As of the eighth edition of the MLA Handbook, all citations follow a standard format, with elements omitted if they do not apply to the source:
Author/creator. Title of source. Title of container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location.
In the case of books and book chapters, the definitions for each of these elements are as follows.
If you found the book in a database, you will need to repeat the following two elements at the end of your citation:
When you create your Works Cited page, it should have the following elements:
Jeandron, Carol, and Gail Robinson. Creating a Climate for Service Learning Success. American Association of
Community Colleges, 2010.
Weiss, Michael, and Hassan Hassan. ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror. Regan Arts, updated ed., 2016.
NOTE: In MLA style, “University Press” is abbreviated to UP. Hence, "Princeton University Press" becomes Princeton UP.
Abbate, Carolyn. Unsung Voices: Opera and Musical Narrative in the Nineteenth Century. Princeton UP, 1991. ACLS
Humanities E-Book, http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.06245.0001.001.
Melton, Gary B., et al., editors. The SAGE Handbook of Child Research. Sage Publications,
2014. Sage Knowledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781446294758.
BOOK WITH NO AUTHOR
ProQuest Statistical Abstract of the United States, 2014. 2nd ed., ProQuest, 2013.
BOOK WITH CORPORATE AUTHOR
NOTE: When a corporate author is also the publisher of the item, omit the author (see the second example below).
National Commission on Terrorist Attacks upon the United States. The 9/11 Commission Report. Norton, 2004.
Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. 6th ed., American Psychological Association, 2010.
BOOK WITH EDITOR/TRANSLATOR INSTEAD OF AUTHOR
Heaney, Seamus, translator. Beowulf: A New Verse Translation. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
Thompson, Tamara, editor. Poverty in America. Gale Cengage Learning, 2015.
ESSAY FROM EDITED BOOK
Norville, Valerie. “The Role of Women in Global Security.” World Peace, edited by Margaret Haerens,
Greenhaven Press, 2015, pp. 116-130.
US Department of Agriculture. “Poverty Impacts Rural Communities.” Poverty in America, edited by
Tamara Thompson, Gale Cengage Learning, 2015, pp. 36-39.
BOOK WITH AUTHOR AND EDITOR
Austen, Jane. The Annotated Pride and Prejudice. Edited by David M. Shapard, revised and expanded ed., Anchor
Shakespeare, William. The Complete Works. Edited by Stanley Wells et al., 2nd ed., Oxford UP, 2005.
BOOK WITH AUTHOR AND TRANSLATOR
Beauvoir, Simone de. The Second Sex. Translated by Constance Borde and Sheila Malovany-Chevallier, Knopf, 2009.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de. Don Quixote. Translated by Edith Grossman, HarperCollins, 2003.
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