How-To: Cite Sources

This guide will help to you cite your sources in-text and in the works cited/references page.

Print Books MLA 8th edition

One author
Format:
Author. Title. Publisher, year of publication. 

Doerr, Anthony. All the Light We Cannot See: A Novel. Scribner, 2014.

Two or more authors. 
Format: 
Authors. Title. Publisher, year of publication. 

Cave, Roderick, and Sara Ayad. The History of the Book in 100 Books.

     
Firefly Books, 2014. 

 

Electronic Books MLA 8th edition

Format:
Author. Title. Source of Ebook. Publisher, year of publication, doi: or URL.


Gellman, Robert, and Pam Dixon. Online Privacy: A Reference

         Handbook. Gale Virtual Reference Library (Gale). ABC-CLIO, 2011,

         go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?p=GVRL&sw=w&u=mvcc&v=2.1&it=

         aboutBook&id=GALE|9781598846508.

Book Chapter/Poem/Short Story

Format:
Author of chapter. “Chapter or article title.” Book Title, edited by First Name Last Name, publisher, year of publication, page number range. 

Whitman, Walt.
 “America.” Poems and Songs Celebrating America
, edited

                 by Ann Braybrooks,
 Dover Publications, 2014, p. 70.

Reference Book

Format:
Author of entry. “ Title of entry.” Book Title, edited by First Name Last Name, publisher, year of publication, page number range. 

Raab, Michael. “Mirren, Helen.” The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Stage

       Actors and Acting
, edited by Simon Williams, Cambridge University

       Press, 2015, pp. 385-386.