About Citing Books
When you're finding books for your research, make note of the author name(s), book title, edition, publication date, publisher, place of publication, and the pages you've referenced.
For each type of source in this guide, both the general form and a specific example will be provided.
The following format will be used:
In-Text Citation- entry that appears in the body of your paper.
Reference List- entry that appears at the end of your paper.
Learn more about the Modern Language Association style from the association website.
A clearly organized and well presented document offering details on various levels of MLA citation style.
An alternative to College of the Rockies Library MLA Citation Style Guide
The Online Writing Lab at Purdue University offers an online resource which can be used in some cases. However, it does not include everything required for citing sources in one place.
The MLA Style does not cover Canadian government sources, and has only a limited section on American government resources.
Please refer to the staff at the Library Reference Desk for clarification when citing Canadian government sources.
Librarians at SFU have created what is considered the definitive resource for use when citing Canadian Government documents and online resources in MLA Style.