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How To - Use the MLA Style Guide: Book with Editor(s)

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When citing an electronic source, the title of the eBook or database provider goes on line 3 of Container #2, and is written in italics. According to MLA Handbook, 8th ed., the permalink and the Accessed Date are optional. Check with your instructor to clarify if you need to include the permalink and the Accessed Date for eBooks from online databases available through Taft College Library.

*Please note that the citations below are not formatted with a hanging indent due to formatting restrictions.  Please make sure you set your MS Word document to hanging indent with .5" spaces.  

Books with Editor(s)

Material Type In-text Citation Works Cited

Book with author(s) and editors - citing a portion written by the author(s)

(Tynan 131) 

Tynan, Kenneth. "The Kansas Farm Murders." The Critical Response to Truman Capote, edited by Joseph J. Waldmeir and John C. Waldmeir, Greenwood Press, 1999, pp. 129-34.​

Book with author(s) and editors(s) - citing a portion written by the editor(s) (Coetzee vi-viii)

Coetzee, J. M. Introduction. The Confusions of Young Torless, by Robert Musil, translated by Shaun Whiteside, Penguin Classics, 2001, pp. xix-xxxvi.

If you are citing a portion of the book written by the editor, begin with the editor. Give the author's name after the title preceded by [by].

Anthology with editor(s)    (O'Brien 690)

O'Brien, Tim. "The Things They Carried." Literature: Reading Fiction, Poetry, and Drama, edited by Robert DiYanni, 6th ed., McGraw Hill, 2007, pp. 684-97.

Book with editor(s) and no author (Tallett and Trim 311-21)                                       

Tallett, Frank, and D. J. B. Trim, editors. European Warfare, 1350-1750. Cambridge UP, 2010.