The examples provided below aim to illustrate only basic principles of citing books and book chapters using MLA citation style. Please refer to the MLA Handbook, 8th edition for more details.
Basic format for Book
Author. Title of work: subtitle. Publisher, Date.
Tan, Amy. Saving Fish from Drowning. Putnam, 2005.
Two or More Authors
Prentiss, Sean, and Joe Wilkins. Environmental and Nature Writing: A Writer's Guide and Anthology. Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.
Edited Book One or More Editors
Dimock, Wai Chee, et al., editors. American Literature in the World: An Anthology from Anne Bradstreet to Octavia Butler. Columbia UP, 2017.
Article or Chapter in an Edited Book
Bigsby, Christopher. "Sam Shepard: Word and Image." Critical Angles: European Views of Contemporary American Literature, edited by Marc Chénetier, Southern Illinois UP, 1986, pp. 208-219
Curnutt, Kirk. Reading Hemingway's To Have and Have Not : Glossary and Commentary. Ashland, US: The Kent State University Press, 2017. ebrary, site.ebrary.com/lib/liu/detail.action?docID=11331060&p00=hemingway.
Larsson, Stieg. The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Kindle ed., Vintage Crime/Black Lizard, 2008.