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Hist 3100 Contemporary American History: Print Sources - Most Frequently Used

Important notice!

COMING SOON! New MLA 8th Edition Guidelines and information!

Book - One Author or Two or More Authors

Book w/ One Author

Grunden, Naida. The Pittsburgh Way to Efficient Healthcare: Improving Patient Care Using

     Toyota-based Methods. New York: Healthcare Performance Press, 2008. Print. 

Book w/ Two Authors

Binstock, Robert H., and Linda K. George. Handbook of Aging and the Social Sciences. 5th ed. San Diego:

     Academic Press, 2001. Print.

Textbooks - A Book Published in a Second or Subsequent Edition

Shepard, Jon M. Sociology. 9th ed. Belmont, CA: Thomson/Wadsworth, 2007. Print.

Axelrod, Rise B., Charles R. Cooper, and Lois Hassan. St. Martin's Guide to Writing with 2009 MLA Update . 8th ed.

     Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's, 2009. Print.


NOTE: The following example is for an article within a textbook.

Zinsser, William. "The Right to Fail." Kennedy, X. J., Dorothy M. Kennedy, and Marcia F. Muth, eds. The Bedford

   Guide for College Writers with Reader, Research Manual, and Handbook. 8th ed. Boston: Bedford/St. Martin's,

   2008. 567-570. Print.

Brochure, Pamphlet, or Press Release

Citing a brochure or a pamplet is the same as citing a book. Omit information not available.

Johnson & Wales University: 2009-2010 Catalog. Providence, RI: Johnson & Wales University, 2008. Print.

Campus Safety & Security: Providence Campus. Providence, RI: Johnson & Wales University, 2009. Print.

Basic Format of Print Citations

Format citations for print sources in this order. Omit any information that is not relevant to the print source you're using. Follow proper punctuation and capitalization at all times!

  1. Author (Last name, First name)
    1. Two Authors (Last name, First name, and First name Last name.)
  2. Title of Book.
  3. Edition. (if applicable)
  4. Number(s) of volume(s) used. (if applicable)
  5. City of Publication: (if city is unknown, add state or country abbreviation)
  6. Name of Publisher,
  7. Year of publication.
  8. Format of publication is: Print.