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Citation Resources: Books

Works Cited Core Elements

Create your Works Cited list by following MLA style's core elements:

Include access dates in MLA's optional field. It is required by your professors.

Citations in your paper should be formatted in a black or grayscale font.

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Basic Book Citation

Basic Book Citation

Print Book Example

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A Note on Publishers' Names

Abbreviate publishers' names, omitting business words (Co., Corp., Ltd., etc.). 

Abbreviate the names of academic presses, for example replace University Press with UP.

See the MLA Handbook 8th Edition, page 97 for more guidance.