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MLA 8 Citation Style: Anthology or Edited Book

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 8

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. #)


Works Cited Example


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


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. 

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