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MLA Guide

This guide contains information to help you cite your sources in MLA format.

Citing an Entire Book or Ebook (Print or Electronic)

Format: Author(s). Title of Book in Italics. Edition, Publisher, Year. Database Name in Italics. (if electronic).

*Note: if using a print book, skip the database name.

Print Book:

Example: Smith, John. Social Media Basics. Revised ed., Smithfield Publisher, 2015.


Example: McEvoy, Sean. Shakespeare: The Basics. 2nd ed., Routledge, 2006. eBook Collection.

*Note: Include URL for database at end if instructor requires it.