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MLA Style Guide, 9th Edition: Book with Personal Author(s)

Book with Personal Author(s)

Material Type In-text Citation Works Cited
Book with one author         (Brinkley 525)

Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People. 7th ed., McGraw Hill, 2014, p. 525.

Book with two authors       (Wilson and Schlosser 67)                                        

Wilson, Charles, and Eric Schlosser. Chew on This: Everything You Don't Want to Know about Fast Food. Houghton Mifflin, 2007.​

Book with three or more authors

(James et al. 157-165)

James, Charles, et al. The Sociological History of People and Places. Magnolia Press, 2005.
Book with no author (Beowulf 16-31) Beowulf. Translated by Burton Raffel, Signet, 2008.

Electronic book (Internet, available to everyone)

(Wilde 83)

Wilde, Oscar. The Picture of Dorian Gray. 1890, Project Gutenberg, 9 June 2008,

Electronic book (Login required)

(Hardy 58-60)

Hardy, Thomas. Far From The Madding Crowd. The Floating Press, 2009. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).

Part of a book from an online database (chapter, essay, piece) (Rosenfelt 427)    Porter, Carolyn. "Ann Beattie: The Art of the Missing." The Contemporary American Women Writers: Native Strategies, edited by William J. Scheick and Catherine Rainwater, UP of Kentucky, 2015, pp. 9-28. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost).
Electronic book (Read on an eReader device i.e. Nook, Kindle, etc.) (Austen 101)

Austen, Jane. Sense and Sensibility. Amazon Digital Services, 2012.