MLA 8th 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.


Author(s). “Title of Section.” Title of Book, edited by Editor Name(s), Publisher, Publication Year, pp. inclusive page numbers.


De Maria, Walter. "The Lightning Field." Theories and Documents of Contemporary Art: A Sourcebook of Artists' Writings, edited by Kristine Styles and Peter Selz, University of California Press, 1996, pp. 527-30.

Specific Edited Book Example

Essay from Opposing Viewpoints Series Example

Hogan, Shanna. “Cyberbullying is Worse than Traditional Bullying.” Cyberbullying, edited by Lauri S. Friedman, Gale Cengage Learning, 2011, pp. 23-30.