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MLA 9th Edition Subject Guide

Basic Guidelines for Citations in MLA

Basic Chapter or Essay in a Collection

Basic Works Cited Entry

Last, First. "Title of Chapter or Essay." Title of Book or AnthologyName of editor of book cited.

      Publisher, year, Page numbers of cited essay.

Chapter in an edited book


Dueck, Jeffrey. "Religious Pluralism and the Super Best Friends." South
          Park  and Philosophy: You Know, I Learned Something Today. Ed.
          Robert  Arp. Blackwell, 2007, pp. 224-235.



Another part of a book


Macdonald, Nancy. Introduction. Graffiti Women: Street Art from Five

     Continents. Abrams, 2006, pp. 12-13.


Need more?

Additional examples and explanations for citations of parts of books, including forewords, prefaces, and entries in a reference book, are found in the MLA Handbook (2021), or visit the websites listed on the MLA home page.

In-text citations

Inside your paper, give credit to the works you quote.

See examples of how to tell your readers where facts, paraphrases, or quotes in your paper come from at this site from the Purdue OWL: MLA 2021 In-text Citations.