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MLA Citation Style, 8th Edition: Chapter from an Edited Work

A University of Lethbridge Library guide to MLA style citations.

p. 26; p. 30

Last Name, First Name. “Work Title.” Book Title, edited by Editor Name, Publisher, Year, pp. <page range>.

IT:     (Harris 26)

WC:   Harris, Muriel. "Talk to Me: Engaging Reluctant Writers." A Tutor's Guide: Helping Writers One to One, edited by Ben Rafoath,

                  Heinemann, 2000, pp. 24-34.


NOTE: When a work that is normally independent (such as a novel or play) appears in a collection (Ten Plays, below), the work's title remains in italics (p. 27).

Ex: Euripides. The Trojan Women. Ten Plays, translated by Paul Roche, New American Library, 1998, pp. 457-512.


NOTE: The numbers following the publication information in the works cited entry are the page numbers of the chapter.