Guide: How to cite a Edited book in MLA style

Guide: How to cite a Edited book in MLA style

Cite A Edited book in MLA style

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Use the following template to cite a edited book using the MLA citation style. For help with other source types, like books, PDFs, or websites, check out our other guides. To have your reference list or bibliography automatically made for you, try our free citation generator.


Pink text = information that you will need to find from the source.
Black text = text required by the MLA style.

Reference list

Place this part in your bibliography or reference list at the end of your assignment.


Author Surname, Author Forename, ed. Title. vols. City: Publisher, Year Published.


Woods, C, and R Pack, ed. Crito. vols. 1st ed., 2014.

In-text citation

Place this part right after the quote or reference to the source in your assignment.


Author Forename Author Surname, ed., Title, vols. (City: Publisher, Year Published).


And wouldn’t this be the most shameful reputation, that I would seem to value money above friends?” 
“ but why should we, blessed Crito, care so much about the opinion of many? C Woods and R Pack, ed., Crito, vols., 1st ed., 2014.

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