MLA Format- CITING A NOVEL

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MLA Format- CITING A NOVEL

Intro

Writing a paper? Can’t remember how to cite that novel you quoted on the second page? No worries! Very simple!

Sample Problem

There are several ways to cite a novel. There are books with one author, more than one author, or sometimes you use more than one work by the same author! How do you do that?

Solution

1.) BOOKS WITH ONE AUTHOR:

Last name, First name. Title. Publisher, Publication Date.

Fitzgerald, F. Scott. The Great Gatsby. New York: Scribner, 2004.

2.) BOOKS WITH TWO AUTHORS

When a book has two authors, you order them how they appear on the book. The first author will have their name in the last, first order, but the second author with be named first last.

Sayers, Dorothy L., and Robert Eustace. The Documents in the Case.
HarperTorch, 1995.

3.) BOOKS WITH THREE OR MORE AUTHORS

If a book has more than two authors, you list the first person and then at “et al” after their name, letting the reader know there are more authors. “Et al” translates to “and others”.

Wysocki, Anne Frances, et al. Writing New Media: Theory and Applications for
Expanding the Teaching of Composition
. Utah State UP, 2004.

4.) BOOKS WITH NO AUTHOR

This is the last one I will cover in this tutorial! This is one I actually come across a lot when I do research papers, believe it or not! It’s really easy to cite this type of source. Just skip the author part of the citation and move on to the title of the book.

Lawmen and Outlaws. Great Mountain West Supply, 1997.

WHERE DID I GET THIS FROM?

What kind of tutorial on citing would this be without a citation?
I got my citations from this website: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/06/

Owl.perdue is so useful! I recommend using it, I know I do all the time!

I hope this was helpful!



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