How do I make an MLA citation for a print book?
Follow this format when making an MLA citation for a book on your works cited page:
Author's last name, Author's first name. Title of the book. Place of publication: publisher, date of publication. Print.
Burns, Charles M. Will there ever be a rainbow. Springfield : Penury Press, 1989. Print.
The citation format will differ slightly if you are citing certain types of books (ex. a chapter or section of an anthology). For specialized citations such as this, follow the link below to the Purdue Owl MLA guide to view the other types of citation formats.