Citation Guide

Book Examples: MLA 8th Edition

Book with One Author

color coded example of MLA format for book with one author

Bradley, Heather. Design Funny: A Graphic Designer's Guide to Humor. 1st ed., HOW Books, 2015.

In-text citation:

According to Bradley, "this is a citation" (16).

OR

"This is a citation" (Bradley 16).

Book with Two Authors

color coded example of MLA format for book with two authros

Grazer, Brian, and Charles Fishman. A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

In-text citation:

According to Grazer and Fishman, "this is a citation" (16).

OR

"This is a citation" (Grazer and Fishman 16).

Book with Three or More Authors

color coded example of MLA format for book with 3 or more authors

Shachter, Daniel L., et al. Introducing Psychology. Worth Publishers, 2013.

In-text citation:

According to Schacter et al., "this is a citation" (16).

OR

"This is a citation" (Schachter et al. 16).

Chapter in a Book

color coded example of MLA format for book chapter

Kang-Brown, Jason, et al. "Zero-Tolerance Policies Do Not Make Schools Safer." School Safety, edited by Noah Berlatsky, Greenhaven Press, 2016, pp. 50-52.

In-text citation:

According to Kang-Brown et al., "this is a citation" (16).

OR

"This is a citation" (Kang-Brown et al. 16).

E-Book 

color coded example of MLA format for an ebook

Klausen, Jytte. The Cartoons That Shook the World. e-book, Yale University Press, 2009.

In-text citation:

According to Klausen, "this is a citation" (16).

OR

"This is a citation" (Klausen 16).