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Section 10.5.4.4

Books

Title: Italicize or underline book titles (includingspaces). If the book is an edited work and the author is listed, include the edition number and theeditor or editors as a separate element between the title and the publication information. Treat atranslation the same way. Separate the elements with periods.

Publication information: List the city (written out in full). If the city is not well knownor could be confused with another location, add the state (two-letter postal abbreviation) for U.S.locations or the country for foreign publishers. End the location information with a colon and a space followed by a short version of the publisher's name(Harcourt for Harcourt Brace & Co., and Beacon for Beacon Press, Inc.). Use the abbreviation UP for University Press. After the publisher's name typea comma, and then give the year of publication followed by aperiod.

Book by one Author


Lightman, Alan. Ancient Light: Our Changing

     View of the Universe. Cambridge, MA:

     Harvard UP, 1991.


Book by Two Authors


Chomsky, Noam, and Morris Halle. The Sound

     Patterns of English. New York: Harper,

     1968.


Edited Book or Anthology

Place the editor or editors (followed by a comma, a space, and ed. oreds.) in the author position.


Spudich, John L., and Bruce H. Satir, eds.

     Sensory Receptors and Signal Transduction.

     New York: Wiley-Liss, 1991.


Selection in an Edited Book

This type of entry has six parts, each ending with a period: (1) the author of the selection; (2) thetitle of the selection; (3) the title of the edited book; (4) the full name of the editor; (5) publicationinformation; and (6) the page numbers of the selection.


Lipson, Edward D., and Bruce D. Horwitz.

     "Photosensory Reception and Transduction."

     Sensory Receptors and Signal Transduction.

     Ed. John L. Spudich and Bruce H. Satir.

     New York: Wiley-Liss, 1991. 1-64.


Two or More Works by the Same Author


Chomsky, Noam. "Current Issues in Linguistic

     Theory." The Structure of Language. Ed.

     Jerry A. Fodor and Jerrold J. Katz.

     Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice, 1967.

     50-118.

---. "Degrees of Grammaticalness." The

     Structure of Language. Ed. Jerry A. Fodor

     and Jerrold J. Katz. Englewood Cliffs,

     NJ: Prentice, 1967. 384-89.

Chomsky, Noam, and Morris Halle. The Sound

     Patterns of English. New York: Harper,

     1968.


Book by an Institutional or Organizational Author


Council of Biology Editors. Scientific Style

     and Format: The CBE Manual for Authors,

     Editors, and Publishers. 6th. ed.

     Chicago: Cambridge UP, 1994.


Government Publications


National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

     NASA Pocket Statistics. Washington, DC:

     Office of Headquarters Operations, 1991.


Book with No Listed Author


Waterstone's Guide to Books. London:

     Waterstone, 1981.


Translation


Heisenberg, Werner. The Physical Principles

     of the Quantum Theory. Trans. Carl Eckart

     and Frank C. Hoyt. Chicago: U of Chicago

     P, 1930.


Technical Report

MLA style treats technical reports as books.


Heohan, Chris F., et. al. Summary of Triple

     Doppler Data, Orlando 1991. Lexington MA:

     MIT Lincoln Laboratory, 1992.


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