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MLA Citation Style, 7th Edition: Multiple Authors or Editors

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

5.5.4 (pp. 154-56)

Example 1 – Two or Three Authors

IT:     (Dobson and Kamboureli 89)

WC:   Dobson, Kit, and Smaro Kamboureli. Producing Canadian Literature: Authors Speak on the Literary Marketplace.

                  Waterloo: Wilfrid Laurier UP, 2012. Print.


Example 2 – Two or Three Editors

IT:     (Shatz and Wilkinson 156)

WC:   Shatz, Marilyn, and Louise C. Wilkinson, eds. The Education of English Language Learners: Research to

                  Practice. New York: Guilford, 2010. Print.


Example 3 – More than Three Authors or Editors

IT:     (Bennett et al. 303)

WC:   Bennett, Tony, et al. New Keywords: A Revised Vocabulary of Culture and Society. Malden: Blackwell, 2005.



NOTE: In the case of more than three authors or editors, it is also acceptable to include all of the authors' or editors' names in the in-text parenthetical reference and works cited entry, if you choose to do so. Whichever you choose, be consistent.