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MLA Citation Guide 8th Edition: Citing a print book

A guide to citing according to the MLA 8th edition

What you will need to cite a print book

To cite a print book, you will need the following:

  1. Author (s), or editor (s)
  2. Title of the book italicized
  3. Publisher
  4. Date of publication

Basic Books Citation

Author's Last Name, First Name. Title of the Book italicized. Publisher, Year.

Book with one author


Book with two editors


Book with two authors


Book with more than two authors