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MLA 9 Citation Style: Textbook Two or More from an Anthology or Edited Book

WCCC Student's Guide to MLA 9

Note About Citing Two or More Works from an Anthology or Edited Book

When citing more than one selection from the same anthology, a) cite the anthology in full and b) cite, or cross-reference, the individual sections you are using. Use the citation format for the Anthology or Edited Book, as well as the following citation format for the individual sections that you are referencing. 

MLA Citation -- Two or More Works from an Anthology Textbook

Works Cited List Format

Last name of author, First name of author. “Title of the Part of the Book Being Cited.” Last name of editor(s),

     Chapter. Platform, URL. Accessed Date.

In-Text Citation Format

(Last Name of the Author p. #*)


*If the page number is not available, you should include either the chapter number or the section number. Also, the in-text citation should be just the number and should not include p.

Works Cited List Example

Sedaris, David. “I Like Guys.” Trimmer, ch. 1. MindTap,

     eISBN=9781305858527&id=421844499&snapshotId=1045720&dockAppUid=16&nbId=1045720&. Accessed 15

     Jan. 2019.

In-Text Citation Example

(Sedaris ch. 1)


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.

MLA In-Text Citations

When writing an MLA paper using citations, you use two types of citations: 

  1. in-text (or parenthetical) citation
  2. Works Cited citation. 

These citations are directly linked.  Any in-text citation should reflect a citation in your Works Cited page at the end of your MLA paper.

The in-text citation is a brief reference to your source which then leads your reader to your Works Cited page for the full citation.  

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