MLA 7th Style Guide: Book

Book

Format

Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of publication. Print.

Example

Higham, Carol L. The Civil War and the West: The Frontier Transformed. Santa Barbara: Praeger, 2013. Print.

Common Exceptions

If you have two or three authors, include all names.

Example

Fainaru-Wada, Mark and Steve Fainaru. League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth. New York: Crown, 2013. Print.


If there are more than three authors, you may write all the names, or just the first author’s name followed by et al.

Example

Upgren, Arthur R., et al. Many Skies: Alternative Histories of the Sun, Moon, Planets and Stars. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2005. Print.