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MLA Style (9th ed.)

Books & Ebooks


Author Last Name, Given Name(s). Title of Book. Publisher, Year of Publication.


Works Cited

In-Text Citation

Books (in print)

Porter, Michelle. Approaching Fire. Breakwater Books, 2020.

(Porter 26)


Include name of database in italics, and URL, after year;
For in-text citations, if there are no page numbers, use chapter or other numbered part

Owen, Jo. The Leadership Skills Handbook: 100 Essential Skills you Need to be a Leader. Kogan Page, 2020. Skillsoft.

(Owen 50)

Your professor may have different citing expectations than library staff. Always check at the beginning of term and before starting assignments that the citing rules you are using are appropriate for your class.