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MLA 9 Citation Style: Work in an Anthology or Edited Book

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 9

MLA Citation -- Work in an Anthology or Edited Book

Works Cited Format


Last name of author, First name of author. “Title of the Part of the Book Being Cited.” Title of Anthology.

     Edited by First and Last Names, edition* (if any), Publisher, Date, Page(s).


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


Gilman, Charlotte Perkins. “The Yellow Wallpaper.” Literature: Reading, Reacting, Writing. Edited by Laurie G.

     Kirszner and Stephen R. Mandell, Compact 9th ed.*, Cengage Learning, 2017, pp. 379-391.



In-Text Citation Example 


(Gilman 381)


*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.


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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