A work in an anthology, reference, or collection works may include an essay in an edited collection or anthology, or a chapter of a book the basic form is for this sort of citation is as follows: last name, first name title of essay title of collection, edited by editor's name(s), publisher, year, page range. Mla works cited: the basics as an english/art mla style uses a works cited list at the end to provide the full details of the sources consulted look at the citation: jowett, lorna sex and the slayer: a gender studies primer for the buffy fan middletown, ct: wesleyan up, 2005 print essay from edited book format. How to cite books mla book citation examples are not double-spaced, but your works cited list should be double-spaced examples do not show indented lines after the first line, but yours should be mla chapter or authored section of an edited book/ebook citation “title of chapter or article. In-text citations you cannot use information from any website or published book unless you give the author (or site) credit--both inside your text and at the end of your paper in other words, it is not enough to simply list the sources you used on a works cited page or references list as your instructor reads your essay. What about mla format all research papers on literature use mla format, as it is the universal citation method for the field of literary studies whenever you use a primary or secondary source, whether you are quoting or paraphrasing, you will make parenthetical citations in the mla format [ex (smith 67)] your works cited.
The medium of publication for all “hard copy” books is print for each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided the following format will be used: parenthetical citation - entry that appears in the body of your paper works cited - entry that appears at the end of your paper. According to p 95 of the mla handbook 8th ed spell out months in the body of your paper and abbreviate as follows in your works cited list: january = jan february = feb march = mar april = apr may = may june = june july = july august = aug september = sept october = oct november = nov. Source works cited list basic book jans, nick the last light breaking: life among alaska's inupiat eskimos alaska northwest books, 1993 edited book please see the sample citation for a chapter or article in an anthology below for information on citing a component of an edited collection. Mla style sample book citation: houser, shelley, et al quiet hours: revealing the mysteries vms publishing, 2002 sample article citation: zagano, phyllis the question of university's online writing lab) here's a guide to formatting your works cited page using mla style (from purdue university's online writing lab.
Basic works cited entry author's last name, author's first name title of book chapter or essay title of book or anthology name of editor of book cited publisher, year page numbers of cited essay medium of publication inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote examples of how to tell your. Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for mla, apa and chicago/ turabian citation styles now supports 7th edition of mla. Automatic works cited and bibliography formatting for mla, apa and chicago/ turabian citation styles this is similar to a chapter in a book or anthology cite the author of the essay, the name of the essay, the name of the collection, the editor of the collection, the publication information, and the page number(s) of the.
Introduction to formatting a works cited page using mla style, learning how to create an entry for a book and for a scholarly article feel free to check out. Books  author title of book city of publication: publisher, year type of material this is the basic format for a works cited entry article title title of reference book editor vol number (if any) city of publication: publisher, year page(s) type of material butwell, richard vietnam.
That's why the first bit of information in your in-text citation (generally, the author's name if no name is provided, the title of the article/book/webpage) should directly match up with the beginning of your works cited entry for that source for further information about in-text citations, please read formatting in-text citations. Use the following template to cite a book using the apa citation format we also provide style guides for the mla, chicago, and turabian styles to have your bibliography or works cited list automatically made for you, check out our free apa citation generator once you're finished with your citations, we can also help you. These rules apply to titles in the text, in parenthetical citations, and in works cited page entries a title every time you mention the title of a work, even in the title of your own essay, you must apply the proper formatting use italics for book/ anthology titles periodicals (journals, magazines, newspapers) and web sites.