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MLA Guide for Faculty: Citing a Book

MLA Book Citations

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Citing a Book

Print Book: 

Last name, F. N. Title of Book. Publisher, Year of publication. 


In-text citation for print book: 

...the end of your sentence (Last name page number). 




Last name, F.N. Title of Book. e-book, Publisher, Year of publication.  
       Date of access  (dd/month/ yyyy).


In-text citation for e-book: 

...the end of your sentence (Last Name stable numbering system, ex. ch.2).

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