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Citing Sources : Books

This guide provides information on citing your sources in some of the most commonly used citation formats: APA, MLA, and Chicago.

MLA 8th Edition style for citing books

Entire Book

 Author(s). Title of Book. Edition, vol. # (if applicable), Publisher, Year. Database Name (if electronic), DOI or URL (use permalink when available and remove http://).

Part of a Book

Author(s). "Title of Part." Title of Book, edited by Editor(s), edition, vol. #, Publisher, Year, page number(s). Database Name, DOI or URL (prefer permalink and remove http://).

Examples of MLA 8th edition book citations

Entire Book

Print Book:

Bell, Suzanne S. Librarian’s Guide to Online Searching: Cultivating Database Skills for Research and Instruction. 4th ed.,

     Libraries Unlimited, 2015.

E‐Book:

Siegel, Ethan. Beyond the Galaxy: How Humanity Looked Beyond Our Milky Way and Discovered the Entire Universe, World

     Scientific, 2016. eBook Collection (EBSCOhost), ccsf.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.

Part of a Book

Print Book:

Jackson, Shirley. “The Lottery.” An Introduction to Fiction, edited by X.J. Kennedy, 5th ed., HarperCollins, 1991, pp. 194-200.

Print Book:

Gamble, Teri Kwal, and Michael W. Gamble. "Nonverbal Behavior: Culture, Gender, and the Media." Exploring Language, compiled by

     Gary Goshgarian, 14th ed., Pearson, 2015, pp. 286-89.

Note: if entry is a single page, use: p. for page number; if entry is multiple pages, use: pp. If no page numbers are available, give location or section that is provided in the source.


E‐Book:

Halopeau, Bruno. "Terrorist Use of the Internet." Cyber Crime and Cyber Terrorism Investigator’s Handbook, edited by Babak Akhgar,

     Andrew Staniforth, and Francesca Bosco, Syngress, 2014, chapter 10. Safari, proquest.safaribooksonline.com/ book/networking

     /security/ 9780128007433.

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