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MLA Books & Selections from Books,

Brochures, and Pamphlets


Examples of how to document the most common types of books, brochures, and book chapters are illustrated in this document. However, you might need to use a reference for a source which is not listed on this document.

In such a case, refer to The MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers (Sixth Edition, New York: Modern Language Association, 2003) or the MLA Style Guide to Scholarly Publishing (Second Edition, New York: Modern Language Association, 1998). Choose the example that is most like your source and follow that format.

These examples use underlining (a remnant of typewriter technology) rather than italics for book titles. Either is correct.


Article or chapter in an edited book

Rheingold, Howard. "A Slice of Life in My Virtual Community."

Global Networks: Computers and International Communication.

Ed. Linda Harasim. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994. 57-80.

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Article in an encyclopedia

Rodriguez, Arturo M. "San Andreas Fault." Collier's Encyclopedia. 1990 ed.

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Book by one author

Reid, Robert. Architects of the Web: 1,000 Days That Built the Future of

Business. New York: John Wiley & Sons, 1997.

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Book by two or more authors

by two or three authors

Katzenbach, Jon R., and Douglas K. Smith. The Wisdom of Teams: Creating

the High-Performance Organization. New York: HarperCollins, 1993.

 

by four or more authors

Belenky, Mary Field, Blythe McVicker Clinchy, Nancy Rule Goldberger,

and Jill Mattuck Tarule. Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development

of Self, Voice, and Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1986.

Or

Belenky, Mary Field, et al. Women's Ways of Knowing: The Development

of Self, Voice, and Mind. New York: Basic Books, 1986.

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Book by a corporate author

The Arbinger Institute. Leadership and Self-Deception: Getting out of the Box.

San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2000.

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Brochure or pamphlet

Curlin, Peggy, ed. Gender Equity: Concepts and Tools for Development.

Washington DC: The Centre for Development and Population Activities, 1996.

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Edited book

Harasim, Linda, ed. Global Networks: Computers and International Communication.

Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1994.

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Reprinted work

Dickens, Charles. Nicholas Nickleby. Ed. Douglas McGrath. New

York: Penguin, 2002.

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Translated book

Foucault, Michel. Discipline and Punish : The Birth of the Prison. Trans.

Alan Sheridan. London: Penguin, 1977.

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