Cite Right: MLA Style for Books

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Print Book


Mike:

This is an example of a citation found in the library catalog. Here are the elements you need to cite this book properly: author(s), publication date, title of the book, and publisher. They need to be reformatted and rearranged in order to comply with MLA style guidelines. Take a look at the correct format:

Uchitelle, Louis. The Disposable American: Layoffs and Their Consequences. Knopf, 2006.

E-book


Mike:

E-book citations are similar to print book citations.  There are just a few extra elements in the citation to show it is an electronic resource. Here are the elements you need to cite this e-book properly: author(s), publication date, title of the book, and publisher.  Add database name and the permanent link for the e-book.