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MLA Citation Style 8th Edition: MLA Citation Exercises for Books

Practice Template

Basic works cited format:

Basic MLA works cited format

Create a works cited list for the following sources using MLA style

1. A book with one author: 
Author: Ronald Epstein,
Title: Attending : medicine, mindfulness, and humanity
Publication info.:  New York : Scribner, 2017

Citation description:

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any)Title of book. PublisherYear of publication.


2. For a book with 2 authors, list the first author's name (last name, first name order) and the second author's name in direct order.

Author: Ronald L. Mize and Alicia C.S. Swords.
Title: Consuming Mexican labor : from the Bracero Program to NAFTA 
Publication info.: Toronto ; Tonawanda, N.Y. : University of Toronto Press, c2011.

Citation description:

First Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any) and Second Author's first name last nameTitle of book. PublisherYear of publication.


3. For a book with more than 2 authors, list only the first author's name followed by a comma and the words et al.

Authors: Charles R. Epp, Steven Maynard-Moody, & Donald Haider-Markel.
Title: Pulled over : how police stops define race and citizenship
Publication info.: Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, [2014]

Citation description:

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any), et al. Title of bookPublisher, Year of publication


4. Chapter in a book with an editor
Editor: Kimberly B. Morland
Title of book: Local food environments : food access in America
Chapter author: Barbara A. Laraia
Chapter title: Local food environments and dietary intake
Publication Info.: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, [2015]

Citation description:

Author's last name, First name Middle initial (if any). "Title of Chapter or Essay." Title of book, edited by Editor's first and last namePublisher, Year of publicationPage numbers for the chapter.