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MLA Citation Guide 7th Edition: Citing parts of a book

Guide to MLA Citations

Basic Chapter or Essay in a Collection

Basic Works Cited Entry

Author. "Title of Chapter or Essay." Title of Book or Anthology.
Name of editor of book cited. Publication information.

Page numbers of cited essay.
Publication medium.

Another part of a book

Macdonald, Nancy. Introduction. Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five

Continents. By Nicholas Ganz.  New York: Abrams, 2006. 12-13.

Chapter in an edited book

Dueck, Jeffrey. "Religious Pluralism and the Super Best Friends." South Park 
and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned something Today. Ed. Robert Arp.
Malden: Blackwell, 2007. 224-35. Print.


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Additional examples and explanations for citations of parts of books, including forewords, prefaces, and entries in a reference book, are found on pages 157-61 [print sources] and 181-93 [electronic sources] in the MLA Handbook (2009), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.