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MLA Citation Style, 8th Edition

This guide will provide rules and examples for using MLA citation style.

A work (e.g., essay, short story) in an anthology or compilation

When you are citing one work from a book in the text of your paper and the book has many different authors, you will list the information about that work (critical essay, short story from an anthology, etc) first.

Format:

Author of Work Within Book Last Name, First Name. "Title of Shorter Work." Title of Book, edited by Editor First Name Last Name, Publisher, Year, page numbers.

Example:

Kimball, Jean. "Growing Up Together: Joyce and Psychoanalysis, 1900-1922." Joyce through the Ages: A Nonlinear View, edited by Michael Patrick Gillespie, UP of Florida, 1999, pp. 25-45.

In-text:

(Kimball 27). / Kimball argued . . . (27).