Citing a book in MLA Style. An MLA book citation includes the author’s name, the book title (in italics, capitalized headline-style), the edition (provided specified), the publisher, and the year of publication. Whether it’s an e-book, write “e-book” (or a more particular description, e.g. “Kindle ed.”) before the publisher name. A bibliography entry for a book begins with the author’s name, which is written in this order: final name, comma, first name, period. After the author’s name comes the title of the book. Whether you are handwriting your bibliography, underline each title. Whether you are working on a computer, put the book title in italicized type. HOW TO WRITE A BIBLIOGRAPHY A bibliography is a list of all the books and web sites used in research to write your report or project In a bibliography: 1. All resources are listed in alphabetical order 2. Titles are written in italics or underlined 3.
Where the re is no author then the work is listed by title Provided you are citing a particular contribution to a book, such as an afterword, foreword, introduction, or preface, do the following: After the author’s name, include either the generic label (e.g., Afterword) followed by a period OR include the unique section’s title in citation marks (e.g., “Novel Moves”) followed by a period. Provided the author of the book does not appear in the title of the book, include the name, with a “By” after the title of the book and before the publisher. Note that this type of citation is less common and should only be used for papers or writing in which translation plays a central role. As you find this information it will be important for you to write down where the sources are from. You can use the Bibliography Worksheet to help you, just print out a few copies and take them with you to the library. As you find a source, write in all of the essential information.
MLA formatting is the main style of documentation for writing research. It is used for general-purpose writing. Whether you were creating a bibliography for a fictional book or a non-fiction book that expresses facts in a way that is intended to help someone learn (like a student in school), then this would generally be the formatting style to use.