Answered By: Jessica Maris
Last Updated: May 13, 2015     Views: 38

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.

Example:
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 libguide to view the other types of citation formats.

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