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Answered By: Michael Pujals
Last Updated: Jul 10, 2014     Views: 1313

The basic answer is:

Lastname, Firstname. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year of Publication. Medium of Publication.

Note: Medium of Publication means did you find it in print or was it electronic?

An example of a book with one author:

Gleick, James. Chaos: Making a New Science. New York: Penguin, 1987. Print.

A book with more than one author would look like:

Gillespie, Paula, and Neal Lerner. The Allyn and Bacon Guide to Peer Tutoring. Boston: Allyn, 2000. Print.

If you need more, the Library has the MLA writing guide or you can use a citation builder like KnightCite or RefWorks

Examples are taken from the Purdue Online Writing Lab

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