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Views on Mental Illness: 1950s v. Today: Citing Books

This guide will guide your research of disorders you have been assigned. It will also support you in the creation of a lesson plan you will use to teach your peers about the disorder and how its relevance might have changed.

Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for book citations are found in the MLA Handbook (2016).  You can also visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.

In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA 2016 In-text Citations.

Basic Book Citation

Basic Works Cited Entry


Author's last name, Author's first name. Title of the Book. Publisher,


Book with one author



Davis, Michael. Street Gang: The Complete History of

Sesame Street. Viking, 2008. 


Book with more than one author



Hoobler, Dorothy, and Thomas Hoobler. The Crimes of

Paris: A True Story of Murder, Theft, and Detection.

Little, 2009. Print.


Edited book



Steinberg, Shirley R., and Joe L. Kincheloe, eds.

Christotainment: Selling Jesus through Popular

Culture. Westview, 2009.


Electronic Book


Sherry, Vincent. The Great War and the Language of Modernism. Cambridge UP, 2003.

     OhioLINK Electronic Book Center.

Two additional items may be necessary for citing an electronic book: Name of the database or website (here, OhioLINK EBC) and the URL for retrieval.