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MLA: Books



Author's Last name, First name. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.


Hill, Fred James, and Nicholas Awde. A History of the Islamic World. Hippocrene Books, 2003.

Tip: Only include the city of publication if the book was printed prior to 1900, has versions that differ in one country than another, or if it is a rare book.

Example: Hawthorne, Nathaniel. The Scarlet Letter. Boston: Ticknor, Reed, and Fields, 1850.

Articles/Chapters from an Edited Book


Author’s Last name, First name. “Title of Chapter or Section.” Title of the Work, edited by First name Last name, Publisher, Year the book was published, page number(s).


Stern, Katherine. "Toni Morrison's Beauty Formula." The Aesthetics of Toni Morrison: Speaking the Unspeakable, edited by Marc. C. Conner, University Press of Mississippi, 2000, pp. 77-91.

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