Basic Book Citation
Name. Title. Location: Publisher name, date of publication.
Bevington, David M. Shakespeare. Malden: Blackwell, 2002. Print.
Book with two or more authors
Names are listed in order they are found on title page.
Evans, Robert C., Wiedemann, Barbara, Little, Anne C. Short Fiction: a Critical Companion.
West Cornwall: Locust Hill, 1997. Print.
Book with editor
Tannen, Deborah, and James E. Alatis, eds. Languages and Linguistics.
Washington: Georgetown UP, 1996. Print.
Journal (scholarly) article
Author's name. "Title of the Article." Journal title volume number (year of publication):
inclusive page numbers. Print.
Boulanger, Alison. "Influence or Confluence: Joyce, Eliot or Cohen and the Case for Comparative
Studies." Comparative Literature Studies 39 (2002): 18-48. Print.
Author's name. "Title of the article." Journal title date: inclusive pages.
Koretz, Gene. "Equality? Not on Death Row: Politics, Age, Race, and Sex
Count." Business Week 30 June 2003: 28. Print.
Such as book chapters reprinted in a Gale compilation such as CLC (Contemporary Literary Criticism) or Black Literature Criticism
Bigsby, C.W. E. "Lorraine Hansberry." Confrontation and Commitment: A Study of
Contemporary American Drama, 1959-66. University of Missouri Pr. 1968. 156-73. Rpt.
in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol. 62. Detroit: Gale, 1991. Print.
Reprinted in a compilation such as CLC or Black Literature Criticism
Washington, J. Charles. " 'A Raisin in the Sun' Revisited." Black American Literature Forum.
22 (1988): 109-124. Rpt. in Contemporary Literary Criticism. Ed. Roger Matuz. Vol.
62. Detroit: Gale, 1991. 242-248. Print.
For more information and examples, see MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 7th ed.
Copies available in both the Reference and Circulating collections.