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MLA 9 Citation Style: Anthology or Edited Book

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 9

MLA Citation -- Anthology or Edited Book

Works Cited Format


Last name, First name, editor. Title of Book. Edition* (if any), Publisher, Date.


In-Text Citation Format 


(Editor’s Last Name p. #*)


* Please note, the in-text citation should be just the number itself and should not include the p., as in the example below.


Works Cited Example


Kirszner, Laurie G., and Stephen R. Mandell, editors. Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing.  Compact 9th

     ed.*, Cengage Learning, 2017.



In-Text Citation Example 


(Kriszner and Mandell 13)


*Sometimes the edition may include a qualifier, such as shorter edition or portable edition. When citing an anthology itself, you should include the qualifier before the edition number. For example: Compact 9th ed.


More than 3 authors or editors

When you have more than three editors, you cite as you would a book with more than three authors--First author’s information followed by et al. in both the Works Cited and the in-text citation.

A Word About Punctuation

The punctuation in your citations does matter.  Make sure you pay attention to where the periods and commas are in the examples. 

Warren County Community College
Haytaian & Maier Library
475 Route 57 West
Washington, New Jersey 07882
Text: 908-652-4445