MLA 7th Style Guide: Essay/Book Chapter

A Work in Edited Book or Anthology in Print (Essay, Short Story, Poem, etc.)

This rule is most commonly used for books that have an editor and contain sections, such as essays, short stories or poems, by different authors.

Format

Last Name, First Name of Author of Section. “Title of Section.” Title of Overall Book. Ed. Name of Editor or Compiler. Place of Publication: Name of Publisher, Year of publication. Pages included in section. Print.

Example

Swiller, Joshua. “I Think I Hear You.” Deaf American Prose: 1980-2010. Ed. Kristen Harmon and Jennifer Nelson. Washington, DC: Gallaudet University, 2012. 155-164. Print.

Specific Edited Book Example

Essay from Opposing Viewpoints Series Example

Angell, Marcia. “Drug Industry-Sponsored Research Is Biased.”  The Pharmaceutical Industry. Ed. Roman Espejo. Detroit: Greenhaven, 2012, 42-51. Print.  Opposing Viewpoints Series.