Citation Guide

Book: Basic MLA Format

Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Publisher, Publication Date.

Book Examples: MLA

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 

  • 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).