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Books - Format & Examples

Use this format for print books.

  • One author
  • Multiple authors (two to three)
  • Multiple authors (more than three)
  • Edited book - complete work. See Chapter in a Book for portions of a work.

ONE AUTHOR

APA (6th) General Format Author Last Name, Author Initials. (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
APA (6th) Example Zusak, M. (2006). The book thief. New York: Knopf.
MLA (8th) General Format Author Last Name, First Name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Publisher, year.
MLA (8th) Example Zusak, Markus. The Book Thief. Knopf, 2006.
Turabian (8th) General Format Author Last Name, First Name. Year. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher.
Turabian (8th) Example Zusak, Markus. 2006. The Book Thief. New York: Knopf.

 

BOOK BY TWO OR THREE AUTHORS

APA (6th) General Format Author Last Name, First Author Initials, & Second Author Last Name, Second Author Initials. (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
APA (6th) Example Mazur, D., & Danner, A. (2014) Comics: A global history, 1968 to the present. London: Thames & Hudson
MLA (8th) General Format Author Last Name, First Name, and Second Author First Name Second Name. Title of Book: Subtitle of Book. Publisher, year.
MLA (8th) Example Mazur, Dan, and Alexander Danner. Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present. Thames & Hudson, 2014.
Turabian (8th) General Format Author Last Name, First Name, and Second Author First Name Second Name. Year. Place of Publication: Publisher.
Turabian (8th) Example Mazur, Dan, and Alexander Danner. 2009. Comics: A Global History, 1968 to the Present. London: Thames & Hudson.

 

BOOK BY MULTIPLE AUTHORS (more than three)

APA (6th) General Format First Author Last Name, First Author Initials, Second Author Last Name, Second Author Initials,  Third Author Last Name, Third Author Initials, & Fourth Author Last Name, Fourth Author Initials. (Year). Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher.
APA (6th) Example Bell, I. McGrane, B., Gunderson, J., & Anderson, T.L. (2011). This book is not required: An emotional and intellectual survival manual for students. Los Angeles: Sage.
MLA (8th) General Format First Author Last Name, First Author First Name, et al. Title of Book. Publisher, Year.
MLA (8th) Example Bell, Inge, et al. This Book is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students. 4th ed. Sage, 2011.
Turabian (8th) General Format First Author Last Name, First Author First Name, Second Author Full Name, Third Author Full Name, Fourth Author Full Name. Title of Book. Place of publication: Publisher, Year.
Turabian (8th) Example Bell, Inge, Bernard McGrane, John Gunderson, and Terri L. Anderson. 2011. This Book is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Manual for Students. 4th ed. Los Angeles: Sage.

 

EDITED BOOK - Complete Work

APA (6th) General Format Editor Last Name, Editor Initials (Ed.) (Year). Title of book: Subtitle of book. Place of publication: Publisher.
APA (6th) Example Dawidowicz, L.S. (Ed.). (1976). A Holocaust reader. New York: Behrman House.
MLA (8th) General Format Editor Last Name, Editor First Name, editor. Title of Book. Publisher, year.
MLA (8th) Example Dawidowicz, Lucy S., editor. A Holocaust Reader. Behrman House, 1976.
Turabian (8th) General Format Editor Last Name, Editor First Name, ed. Year. Title of Book. Place of Publication: Publisher, Year.
Turabian (8th) Example Dawidowicz, Lucy S., ed. 1976. A Holocaust Reader. New York: Behrman House.

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