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Combined APA and MLA Citation Guide

How to cite books

Remember that all lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin. This is called hanging indentation. All text is double-spaced. Sometimes the formatting on webpages like this do not show the correct format.

Basic Format

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

 

Book with one author

Mantel, Hilary. Wolf Hall. Picador, 2010.

 

Book by an Unknown Author

Beowulf. Translated by Alan Sullivan and Timothy Murphy, edited by Sarah Anderson, Pearson, 2004.

 

For more book examples, visit the OWl at Purdue MLA website.

*All examples are taken directly from the MLA Style Center

Remember that all lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin. This is called hanging indentation. All text is double-spaced. Sometimes the formatting on webpages like this do not show the correct format.

Basic Format

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

Book with more than one author

Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Allyn and Bacon, 2000.

 

For more book examples, visit the OWl at Purdue MLA website.

*All examples are taken directly from the OWL, The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2016.

Remember that all lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin. This is called hanging indentation. All text is double-spaced. Sometimes the formatting on webpages like this do not show the correct format.

Basic Format

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

Book by corporate author

American Allergy Association. Allergies in Children. Random House, 1998.

 

 

For more book examples, visit the OWl at Purdue MLA website.

*All examples are taken directly from the OWL, The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2016.

Remember that all lines after the first line of each entry in your reference list should be indented one-half inch from the left margin. This is called hanging indentation. All text is double-spaced. Sometimes the formatting on webpages like this do not show the correct format.

Basic Format

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

Book with no author

Encyclopedia of Indiana. Somerset, 1993.

 

For more book examples, visit the OWl at Purdue MLA website.

*All examples are taken directly from the OWL, The Purdue OWL. Purdue U Writing Lab, 2016.