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Writing and Citing: MLA 8th Edition: Chapter or Article in an Anthology

MLA 8th Edition

Selection from an Anthology: Print

Note:  An anthology is a published collection of  poems, short stories, plays, compiled within a volume(s).   This would include stories, poems, and plays found within a textbook.

Author Last Name, First. "Title of Essay."  Title of Collection, edited by

      Editor's Name(s), vol. #, Publisher, Year, Pages (range).



Faulkner, William. "A Rose for Emily."  The Norton Field Guide to Writing with

     Readings, edited by Richard Bullock and Maureen Daly Goggin, W. W. Norton,

     2016, pp.  803-12.

Stabb, Martin. "The Cannonical Texts." Short Story Criticism, edited by Jennie

     Cromie, vol. 41, Gale, 2001, pp. 37-68.

Selection from an Anthology: Electronic

EBook with author:

Author's Last Name, First Name. "Title of Source." Title of Container, Editor(s),
         Publisher, Date, Page(s). DOI or URL (no https://)

"Political Structures." Victorian Literature : An Anthology, edited by Victor

        Shea, and William Whitla, John Wiley & Sons, 2014, p.12.

Note: This anthology does not have an author, therefore, it will start with the title of Source.



Essay in a Reference Source from a Database*:

* Includes literary criticism.


Author's Last Name, First. "Title of Essay or Article." Title of Book, Anthology,

         or Collection, edited by Editor's Name, Vol. or Ed., Publisher, Year.

         Database, DOI or URL.



Stabb, Martin. "The Canonical Texts." Short Story Criticism, edited by

          Jenny Cromie, vol. 41, Gale, 2001. Literature Resource Center,