Be sure to check out the Moorpark College Library's MLA Citation Guide 8th edition, as well as the examples listed below.
Literary Criticism Reference Book examples:
Introductory material/When no author is given:
"The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Novels for Students, edited by Marie Rose Napierbowski and Deborah A. Stanley, vol. 6, Gale,
1999, pp. 1-24.
Critical Essays published in a Reference Book:
Dominic, Catherine. "A Cup of Tea." Short Story Criticism, edited by Matthew Derda, vol. 39, Gale, 2014, pp. 71-75.
When the material is reprinted from an article originally published in a periodical:
Gough, Elizabeth. "Vision and Division: Voyeurism in the Works of Isabel Allende." Contemporary Literary Criticism, edited by
Jeffrey W. Hunter, vol. 264, Gale, 2009, pp. 120-138. Originally published in Journal of Modern Literature, vol. 27, no. 4,
Summer 2004, pp. 93-120.
When the material is reprinted from a work originally published in another book:
Goddard, Harold C. "Hamlet." Shakespearean Criticism, edited by Laurie Lanzen Harris, vol. 1, Gale, 1984, pp. 194-198. Originally
published in The Meaning of Shakespeare, by Harold C. Goddard, University of Chicago Press, 1960, pp. 331-386.