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Citation Resources: Book Sections

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 Chapter Citation

Basic Chapter Citation

Example | Chapter in Print Book

Chapter in EbookCover Image of The Activist Impulse

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.