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Citing a Basic Book in MLA Format (Hide Help)

Use the publication information provided on the title page (not the cover) of the book. The copyright date is usually given on the back of the title page.

The standard elements of a book citation typically include the following:
  • Author
  • Title
  • Place of publication
  • Publisher
  • Publication date
Calvin Students: For more help on citing your item in this format, contact a Reference Librarian

Notice: As of the 7th edition of the MLA Handbook, including URLs is generally not recommended.
 

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