MLA Style: Books

Book (print)

Components:

Author(s). Book Title. Publisher, publication date.

Example:

Wald, Elijah. How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music. Oxford UP, 2009.

Book (print) Article or Chapter

Components:

Author(s). "Article or Chapter Title." Book Title, Publisher, publication date, page numbers.

Example:

Wald, Elijah. "Sons of Whiteman." How the Beatles Destroyed Rock 'n' Roll: An Alternative History of American Popular Music. Oxford UP, 2009, pp. 97-110.

Ebook

Components:

Author(s). Ebook Title. Publisher, publication date. Database or Vendor, URL.

Example:

Shultz, Jackson Wright. Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities. Dartmouth College P, 2015. ProQuest Ebook Central, libproxy.howardcc.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/howardcc-ebooks/reader.action?ppg=189&docID=4003876&tm=15023124945383.

Ebook Article or Chapter

Components:

Author(s). "Article or Chapter Title." Ebook Title, Publisher, publication date, page numbers. Database or Vendor, URL.

Example:

Shultz, Jackson Wright. "Accidental Activists." Trans/Portraits: Voices from Transgender Communities, Dartmouth College P, 2015, pp. 165-194. ProQuest Ebook Central, libproxy.howardcc.edu/login?url=https://ebookcentral.proquest.com/lib/howardcc-ebooks/reader.action?ppg=189&docID=4003876&tm=15023124945383.

Textbook or Lab Manual (print)

Components:

Author(s). Textbook or Lab Manual Title. Edition number, Publisher, publication date.

Example:

Amon, Evelyne, et al. Vis-à-Vis: Beginning French. 6th ed., McGraw-Hill Education, 2015.

Government Document

Components:

Author(s) [largest entity to smallest entity with commas in-between]. Document Title. Publication date, URL.

Example:

United States, Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division. Investigation of the Baltimore City Police Department. 10 Aug. 2016, www.justice.gov/crt/file/883296/download.