Look at the following tips to help you cite books.
Title Page: Information for the citation should come from the Title Page or Copyright Page of the book, not the cover.
Capitalization: Capitalize each word in the title, but don't capitalize short words like articles or prepositions unless one is the first word of the title or subtitle (The Mayor of Casterbridge, Roots: The Saga of an American Family).
Italics or Quotes: Italicize book titles. Use quotation marks for chapter titles and the title of works in an anthology.
Other Contributors: Provide the contributor’s name and role.
Version: Refers to the book’s edition, either numbered or labeled.
Number: Refers to books with more than one volume. If using a book from a multi-volume set, identify the volume number. Use the abbreviation vol. for volume.
Publisher: You no longer need to include the city of publication. Provide the publisher’s full name. Omit business words (Company, Co., Corp., Inc.). Use the abbreviation P for Press or UP for University Press for academic presses. Spell out the word Press for nonacademic publishers with Press in their name.
Page Numbers (Location): If you are citing a work in an anthology or a chapter from a book, include the page numbers for the location. For works that appear on one page, use the abbreviation p. followed by the page number. For works on more than one page, use the abbreviation pp. followed by the page number.
Optional Elements: If the book is part of a multi-volume set, you can list the number of volumes at the end of the citation. If the book is part of a series, you can include the series name at the end of the citation.
Author. Title of source. Title of container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location. Title of 2nd container, Other contributors, Version, Number, Publisher, Publication date, Location. Optional elements.
Momaday, N. Scott. “The Way to Rainy Mountain.” The Norton Reader: An Anthology of Nonfiction, edited by Melissa A. Goldthwaite et al.,14th ed., W.W. Norton, 2016, pp. 136-41.
Eliot, George. Excerpt from “Silly Novels by Lady Novelists.” The Norton Anthology of English Literature, edited by Stephen Greenblatt, 9th ed., vol. E, W.W. Norton, 2012, pp. 1361-68.
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